We started our drive from C'lotte to DC around seven at night and it was past midnight by the time we settled into our hotel. We managed to do a lot of things the next day which was a Friday, despite the really cold weather! It even snowed the next day! We used the wonderful public transport system of DC (Metro) to travel.
List of things we did on Friday: Day 1
Vietnam war memorial
Korean War memorial
Walk around the Tidal Basin enjoying the last of the Cherry Blossoms
Thomas Jefferson memorial
Chinatown - Chinese food (don't forget the lemon chicken!)
Arlington national cemetery
Iwo Jima Memorial
List of things we did on Saturday: Day 2
National Zoo (most animals had taken a cold day off!)
Longest escalator in the western hemisphere (Wheaton station)
Checked out of the hotel and went to meet my friend K in her home.
We were meeting after four years and it felt wonderful to spend time with her family!