Significantly Less Random Day Trip to DC

Day One Hundred and Forty Three. After our intoxicating trip to New York, we headed for the Nation's capital. Having visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday, I was excited to revisit the National Museum of Art. In the Met, I was so overwhelmed by everything I saw, I was sprinting between exhibits to get to the next room. The National Gallery of Art was excruciatingly disappointing to the point of being down right boring. It's no wonder I hated art as a child. Moving on from our collective disappointment, we walked directly across the National Mall to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at old space stuff. It's fascinating to me how much we were able to do with such little computing power back then, and how little we're doing with all of the computing power we have now. I understand that it's financial reasons that are preventing further exploration, not technological ones, but I still don't understand why we don't have space hotels yet. Seriously, if you haven't seen some of the amazing time-lapses shot from the International Space Station, you are missing out. And I feel like I'm missing out by not being able to shoot such time-lapses. Maybe I should do a Kickstarter campaign to go to the ISS ... the Russians are still taking tourists up, right?

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