Today, we arrived at Union Station
around 2pm, jumped on the Metro Red Line
and headed out to Gaithersburg, Maryland (Shady Grove) where we checked into our hotel, dropped off our bags, and changed clothes.
We headed back down to Union Station
where we ate dinner in the food court and took an evening tour of the monuments via Tourmobile. We passed the Capitol, the Washington Monument
, and the White House
. We made stops at the Jefferson Memorial
, FDR Monument, Lincoln Memorial
, Korean War Veterans Memorial
, and the World War II Memorial
. We came back later in the week to visit the Vietnam War Memorial
(it's not set up for viewing at night, black granite and all).