Another very comfortable morning amongst the amenities of Cherry Hill Park. We caught the 9:10 Metro bus to the green line and arrived in D.C. the same time as yesterday. We walked over to the Washington Monument to check on hiking to the top. Turns out it is free, but competitive. The young lady told us we would need to be there by 7:30 in the morning tomorrow to get tickets allowing us in the monument before 4:30 in the afternoon. Seems unlikely. We headed toward our first museum of the day, the Corcoran, which took us by the front lawn of the White House. Again we tried to get to where you can peer through the fence, and again suddenly the whole crowd we were in was ushered back. Beginning to question our appearance, we moved back behind police cones. This time, however, we noticed a crowd on the front lawn and two military folks on the roof of the White House. A few minutes later Marine One, carrying the President, appeared from behind the Washington Monument and landed on the lawn. Kind of exciting in a "Wow, I can't believe they'd bring the president that close to us." kind of way.We found the Corcoran closed on Tuesday and moved onto the Renwick Gallery, which had an awesome contemporary American furniture exhibit. From there we trekked to the very cool American Museum of Women in the Arts, on to a Jim Dine installation at the National Gallery, and finally rounded out the day with the Hirshhorn Museum. Pretty amazing town, in that you could really walk your feet off for a few days seeing famous art even Brian has heard of. Eventually we hit that 5:30 wall and found some appetizers and beverages at Harry's Hotel while we waited for rush hour to pass. Heading back a little later than yesterday, we learned a little bit about "non peak" public transit travel frequency, and got into camp a little later than we expected.