Thursday afternoon we landed in D.C. and began our adventure. We caught a bus from the airport to our hotel and then bought a metro pass, which we then took to Union Station. From Union Station, we caught the hotel bus to the hotel to check in. Once we got settled in we ventured back out and headed to the zoo. I think this was the first zoo I've ever been to that I didn't have to pay to get in. Several of the exhibits were closed and at a few, the animals were inside, but we did have a good time and got to see some neat animals.
The metro has been an experience, but it has been pretty easy to figure out. When we got off one, the escalator to street level was llllllooooonnnnggggg. So long in fact that we got our cameras out to get a picture of it. And that's when it happened. My camera went bezerk on me and would not work. Ugghhh.
After the zoo we went to a little corner grocery store to get some water and a few snacks for the room. Then we ate some dinner and headed back to the room. We tried to look online to see how to fix my camera, but with not much luck. After watching our Thursday night shows, we went to bed.
Friday morning when I woke up I called the customer service for my camera. I learned it was a lense issue and there is probably sand in the lens from our Cozumel trip this summer. Unfortunatley, to fix it I will have to send the camera in and pay at least $75. I have to have a camera for Sunday, so our days plans included a stop at Best Buy. But first, a stop at the expo.
The expo was a good expo with lots of cool merchandise. Too much cool merchandise in fact. I had to get some. After a couple of hours at the expo we headed to Best Buy where we found a good sales rep and I got my new camera. Then we headed back to Union Square and decided to walk to the Capital and around the monuments close by. Then we headed back to Union Square, did a little souvenier shopping, ate dinner, and headed back to the hotel.
We'll see what tomorrow holds....