Sunday, February 28, 2016

Three Beautiful Things 02/25/16: Arlington National Cemetery, Laughin' with Mike, Night Tour BONUS: Shake Shack

1.  Ed and I took it easy in the morning and headed back down to Union Station around 10:30 or so and had a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat before jumping back on the bus, making a transfer at the Lincoln Memorial, and riding out to the Arlington National Cemetery where we paid special attention to the Kennedy grave site and the eternal flame and where we watched the guarding and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

2. Thanks to a Big Bus Tours guide named Mike who took a liking to Ed and me, we had a gas joking and laughing our way back to Union Station where we grabbed a quick cup of coffee and boarded the bus for the D. C. Night Tour.

3.  It was too cold outside to ride in the open air atop the Big Bus Tours' double decker bus. No problem. We enjoyed seeing the great monuments of our nation's capitol at night and it was inspiring to walk into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and to see his statue looking across the Tidal Basin at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial was also especially stunning at night.

BONUS: Ed and I piled off the Night Tour bus into Union Station's Shake Shack restaurant and enjoyed a burger and fries and a pop. We hadn't eaten since our breakfast snack in the morning and I know that the my level of hunger made the Shake Shack burger taste even better than in might have normally.

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