[Below is days 26 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]
October 2, (Saturday)
This was a self conducted tour with Lynn the bus driver. It was raining a downpour and he started his usual patter of conversation and jokes to get the passengers minds from the weather. They did not cooperate in this but were strong in their back-seat driving instructions. We made it though, to a large parking garage with a couple of dozen cars in it, under the Smithsonian Air and Space Bldg. which is truly an impressive place. Doris and Imogene went to other bldgs. to see "First Ladies Gowns," the Hope Diamond, etc. Jack and Lynn toured other bldgs. including the original Smithsonian bldg. called Castle on the Mall. It was another great day even though the weather detracted quite a lot in going from building to building. When we got back to Cordy, the two dozen parked cars had grown to several thousand. Washington is a fabulous place that everyone should visit. However, two or three days is not enough, tow or three weeks would be more like it.