Take a vacation—it’s good for the soul. Mine ends here :)
The National Mall is undergoing renovations, so it’s not possible to zigzag straight across the long green lawn, hopping in and out of the bordering museums.
Standing midway to look at either the Washington Monument or the Capitol Building, I am interrupted by bulldozers and caution tape!
The Library of Congress.
Current exhibitions include Books that Shaped America (to add to my reading list) and Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture.
After submerging in Paris as an undercover tourist for so long, I felt estranged from American history and culture when I got back to California.
A stop in New York City and Washington DC should do the trick, I thought. I could be a tourist at home.