20 June 2014

Fragment Friday - The Washington D.C.Edition

The Periphery's been on vacation - To Washington D.C. Here I am at the Capitol.
Part One - Washington by the Numbers.

Miles flown by air - 3560
Total miles walked while in Washington - 51.2
Highest miles walked per day - 7.4
Miles walked around the Mall and downtown D.C. - 14.6
Miles walked through airports - 6.2
Miles walked around National Harbor - 17.7
Miles walked around Alexandria, VA - 5.3
Miles by boat - 18
Miles by cab and bus - 110
3 hour tours - 2 (We got bonus points for singing the theme song from Gilligan's Island on the boat.)
Monuments and Museums visited - 18
Pictures taken - 487
Protests seen - 3
Presidential Motorcades seen - 1
Blocked off streets from unattended packages - 2
Airplanes landing/taking off from Reagan International - 1 every 2 minutes.
Hours spent waiting on delayed flights - 6
Number of mechanics it took to fix our broke Gillette plane - 7
Starbucks in the Gaylord Hotel - 2
Trips by elevator in hotel - 116
Number of people for Scott's class graduation - 2000
Number of people taller than me at graduation - 1950
Oddest place to find Corgi paraphernalia - 1 - International Spy Museum
Scott on the water taxi with our hotel in the upper right.
Boat tour up the Potomac River. Cruising by the Capitol.

Washington Monument from Potomac with bonus helicopter.
One way to get around.
A visit to my favorite museum - Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
Air & Space Museum - I love the space portion - lunar landers, galaxy tours and moon rocks!


The reason for the visit - Graduation!
A stop by the White House. It's smaller than it looks on tv.
Everywhere we went the Washington Monument lurked in the background.

View down the Mall

Next week - The Monuments tour and Spy Museum.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Scott!

One stat missing....

Pints of microbrew consumed???

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Love this statistical analysis of your DC trip! But I need proof of that Corgi reference at the Spy Museum. Will that be coming up next week?
And congrats to Scott on the graduation.

Scott said...

Six pints - 4 Yuengling Lagers and 2 Sagres (a Portuguese amber and highly recommended)

Robert Norwood said...

Good for you guys. Yeah, I found myself on twitter and actually woke up. When I check your page Wyoming still looks so nice!

Constance Brewer said...

Anon - We thought of you when we found the Yuengling! In addition to the beer, we drank a lot of wine with dinners.

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen - I've got Scott as a reference. :) They had a 007 section in the gift shop with Queen Elizabeth stuff, and I got a stuffed Corgi, Corgi socks, and a Corgi pin. Passed on the solar Corgi shaking it's head, and the solar Queen doing a Queen wave although it was tempting. Pics forthcoming

Constance Brewer said...

Robert - Wyoming is nice, but it was good to be in a big city again. Guess I'm a city girl at heart!

Carla said...

Congratulations on graduation!
Looks like a great trip. Did the 007 museum include the bit from the Olympics opening ceremony, where James Bond goes to meet the Queen (and at least one Corgi) at Buckingham Palace and then supposedly parachutes into the stadium with her?

Constance Brewer said...

Carla - Scott thanks you.
Sadly, the Spy Museum didn't have anything from the last Bond movie in it. Although they did have Queen and corgi paraphernalia in the gift shop!