I met Kathleen, Anna, PJ, and Sam downtown today. Anna wanted to see the National Aquarium, although I think she may have really wanted to see this one instead. I metroed downtown from work and met them in DC.
After a fun hour of navigating bottlenecked traffic, security roadblacks, and gridlocked traffic, I was picked up at the curb, and we stumbled on a metered spot. We enjoyed a deluxe meal of half-smokes, hot dogs, chips, pretzels, and sodas courtesy of ye old corner vendor. But it was all good.
I left the family to enjoy the national aquarium, which is located in a dimly lit corner of the basement of the Department of Commerce (yes, really), across the street from the Ronald Reagan building.
PJ remarked later, "Wow! That was TOTALLY not as big as I thought it would be."