Day 2 Update - June 8, 2017

posted Jun 8, 2017, 6:48 PM by Ralph Gallo   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 7:12 PM ]
We have just finished up day two of our trip and we had beautiful weather all day with PLENTY more walking (approx 17,00 steps / 8 miles!)

After breakfast at the hotel, we headed to the WWII Memorial and Washington Monument.  Following our tour of these sites, we visited the United States Holocaust Museum for two powerful exhibits - "Daniel's Story" and "Some Were Neighbors".

When it was time for lunch, we hit the L`Enfant Plaza Food Court, where we had several dining options to choose from.  

Then, we were off to Arlington National Cemetery for a two-hour walking tour, including the changing of the guard and wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Afterwards, we viewed some more of the sights from the bus (including the Iwo Jima Memorial) before dinner at Au Bon Pain.

After dinner, we had an evening tour of the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Vietnam Memorial.  Then it was back onto the bus for our trip back to the hotel.

You can see all of today's photos online at

Tomorrow, we will visit the outside of the White House before doing some souvenir shopping before touring the Smithsonian.  After that, we'll be heading home.  We anticipate an arrival time of 7-8pm and will keep you updated with an actual time from the road.

Have a great night...  See you tomorrow!

-Mr. Gallo