“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.”- Barack Obama
In the midst of my grief, I decided to see some DC! I thoroughly enjoyed The DMV area! This was my first visit to DC and we packed as much as we could into two full days. We enjoyed a trolley ride hitting all the DC hot spots. We seen nearly every statue, memorial & major historical building. It was neat to ride through all the underground tunnels as we’re not use to that here in Indy. I loved seeing the two Martin Luther King Jr memorials but disappointing to know they were just placed there under the Obama Administration and not prior to. We visited The Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, to say the least it was overwhelming, emotional and beautiful all at once. Of course we made time to gamble and party at the newly built MGM Casino. We also found time for The National Harbor, Georgetown University, Howard University and so much more. It was cool to visit three states in two days!
National Museum of African American History & Culture
Visiting the museum was a experience like no other. I enjoyed the sports and hip hop area as it was cool to see actual clothing items and microphones that some of the greats have used while on tour. Or the entertainment sections with facts and items from my favorite TV shows and movies. On another note I have watched many movies about slaves and read books but I’ve never seen actual shackles or sacks that cotton was picked and placed in. The whole time touring the museum I had chills, at one point I was sick to my stomach and ready for the tour to end.
To lighten the mood as we were enjoying some adult time, we went to the MGM Casino and tried our luck at the crap tables and then had drinks and dancing the the club inside the casino. There was an after party from the Cher concert so it was a very diverse crowd and the dj was playing a great variety of music.
The Museum of American Art did not disappoint either, as the new portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama was just placed into the museum the week before we arrived.
Standing in front of Louis Vuitton with a smile although they were out of the item that I was hoping to get as a Valentine’s Day gift from my honey.
If ever you get the chance make sure to see some DC!