After our sojourn in New York we took the train to Washington. A pleasant ride, especially interesting when going along or over waterways. In both cities we took lots of metro/subway rides and were pleased with the quality, safety etc of each.
We took another tour with Free tours by Foot and did the memorial/monument walk. It was in the evening and because it was so overcast it got dark rather quickly.
The Renwick Gallery which is very near the White House is filled with all sorts of crafts, from quilting to pottery, to wood and metal work. And you can take pictures - which I'll put up next time.
Other things we did that we really enjoyed was the visit to the Sackler gallery to see Hokusai's 36 views of Mount Fuji. One was the famous Wave, and I was surprised to see how small it was. Not much bigger than a piece of paper. We saw the Bill Reid's the Spirit of Haida Gwaii sculpture outside the Canadian Embassy. Then I went to the DAR Museum to see the quilts - about 7 Baltimore Album ones. Quite beautifully done. On our last evening we went to see a wonderful performance at the Folger Shakespeare museum. Taming of the Shrew done in a western style with original music. Great production.