Visit to Washington, DC October 2011 – Part Two

Visit to Washington, DC October 2011 – Part Two

Our only full day in the DC area, Saturday, was bright and clear, if a little breezy.  After our included-in-the-price breakfast at the hotel, we took their shuttle to the nearest Metro stop, Shady Grove.  This is the end of the line in Maryland, actually one end of the Red Line.  If you’ve ever ridden the subway in NY or London or Paris or Rome you’re familiar with the color coding these services use.  Maps for the Washington Metro are available here: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm It’s a reasonably priced ride – our tickets were $3 one way for each of us.  Because Washington is newer, it has the cleanest and roomiest facilities.  We had to change trains at Metro Center and catch the Blue Line to the Smithsonian stop, but all...

Read More