Hello all. I've been reading through the forums to try to plan our trip to Washington DC in October and have the first, of what I'm sure will be many, questions.
1. I've already called my Congressman's office and the intern I spoke with has put in request for a White House, Capitol and B. Engraving and Printing tours. I didn't request specific dates because she said there's a better chance if we just give her the dates we'll be there and she'll contact us in about a week or so. Are there any other sights that might need to be arranged through our Congressman?
2. Has anyone been on the Spirit of Washington cruise to Mt. Vernon? Was it fun, relaxing, worth it?
3. On Monday, Oct. 2nd, we'll arriving at around 2pm. We have to drop our car rental off at the Reagan International Airport and then we'll catch a cab to the Capital Hilton. The park services offer tickets for the Washington monument up until 4:30pm that day. Do you thing that we'll have enough time to do all the above and then make it to the Monument in time for the tickets? Or should I just try seeing the other Monuments and Memorials at night and try to catch the Washington Monument the next day?
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I won't be able to make an itinerary until I find out if and when we hear about times and dates from our Congressman. I'm sure I'll
have tons more questions then.
Thank you in advance.