The final stop of my East Coast Trip led me to Georgetown. With it’s brick sidewalks, historic style houses, fancy restaurants, and lots of great shopping, this is one of the must-sees while visiting Washington DC.
I especially loved walking by the houses because I can imagine myself living in one of them and potentially creating one of the rooms into an office in the style of a library like the one I saw at the Library of Congress for Kevin’s Cards.
Another must see is the Waterfront with a view of Rosslyn, VA, the Key Bridge, and the water, even though it was frozen for the winter.
With nothing else to do in Georgetown, where else did I want to go on my last day? I decided to return to the Smithsonian Zoo to see if it was open. Along the way, I made a stop to see Dupont Circle.
Upon arrival to the zoo, it turned out it was open and this was my only opportunity to see what it was like. Just like the Smithsonian Museums, there was free admission to get inside. However, there were no metal detectors to go through.
Unlike the Natural History Museum where they display models of zoo animals, you can actually see the animals live in action. Unfortunately, most of them were not seen due to the cold weather and some were used to warmer climates.
I did get to see a lot of them in a variety of categories. Some of the typical zoo animals included tigers, elephants, cheetahs, zebras, apes, and monkeys.
In the reptile category, different species of snakes, lizards, alligators, and turtles.
The mammals I saw included beavers, American bison, foxes, skunks, bears, and prairie dogs. The only bird I saw was a bald eagle.
I even saw a rain forest exhibit where it’s almost like walking through the real thing with humid weather, and replications of the plants, trees, and the overall environment.
Overall, the Smithsonian Zoo was a great way to end my East Coast trip and I hope to see more animals when the weather gets warmer!
As this trip comes to a close, I have to say that this was one of the best trips of 2018 so far and I can’t wait for my next visit to the East Coast and wherever I plan to take my next destination!