Before leaving Washington we had to be proper tourists for an hour or two (mostly because we wanted to be able to say “we´ve been there!” when watching movies and series showing secret meetings by Lincoln and Washington Monuments… ). The architecture in DC is so grand and oversized it´s slightly absurd. I´ve been in Athens and Rome, and it´s easy to see where they found their inspiration when planning the city! Except in Athens and Rome there are a some temples and columns, in DC these enormous buildings are on every street. From DC we drove via Annapolis to Philadelphia, where we have spent a couple of days. Tonight we are staying at Holiday Inn Staten Island, to save some money before going in to NYC tomorrow morning. Hooray!!