After we left the hotel, we went to the White House. It is an impressive building and we veiwed it from the North Lawn and the South Lawn. While we were there a Helicopter landed and took off and you would have to think it was the President.....if you think politics is crazy in Australia you check it out here - I will not miss that when we leave.
I then headed to the American History Smithsonian Museum and Sully headed back to the Air and Space Museum as 2 hours the day before was not enough. He ended up spending about 10 hours in total and that was not even enough. The American History Museum did not have Fonzies jacket on display ( not impressed about that) but I did see the First Ladies dresses, Judy Garland's ruby slippers, the original Kermit and a lot of displays about Americans at war and other iconic things that you think of when you think of the States. There are 19 Smithsonian Museums and it would take a lot of time to get through them all. Luckily there is no charge - indeed, like Canberra, lots of admissions are free.