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This is our itinerary while we were in Washington DC.  It should be noted that everything was free except where noted.

We stayed at a Howard Johnson's in Cheverly, MD.  The price was right and included continental breakfast and shuttle to/from the Cheverly Metro station.  We used the Metro to get around.  The 7-day fast pass worked well for us, we used it to get all around DC, including to and from Reagan National Airport.

Saturday
Washington Monument (go early to get tickets, be there between 7 and 7:30AM, window opens at 8:30)
US Capitol tour (tickets are needed, but are available almost immediately)
National Museum of American History (spent only about an hour here)

Sunday
White House tour (Deena's sister set this up, many thanks Dawn)
Lunch at Old Ebbet House - cost moderate (sort of an institution across the street from Dept of Treasury)
Walked to World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial

Monday
Newseum - museum dedicated to news, I especially liked the pulitzer prize photos and the newspaper exhibit.  We spent about 2 hours there, and could have spent another 2.  Wouldn't mind going again. ($20/person, very interesting)
US Holocaust Memorial Museum (tickets needed, we got in line about 9:30am and chose to get tickets for later in the day)
Bureau of Engraving and Printing - where the money is printed (tickets needed, tours only last about 30 minutes)
Segway tour around the Mall area - fun way to get a little insight on many sights, including Ford's Theatre ($70/person, City Segway Tours)

Tuesday
Arlington National Cemetary - Started here and walked across Arlington Memorial Bridge and then along south side of Tidal Basin (and to next few sights)
Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Tidal Basin Paddle Boats
International Spy Museum - we heard people saying this was a fun experience, we were disappointed.  The exhibits ($18) were more interesting than the "experience" ($7).  I wouldn't do this again and wouldn't recommend it over the Smithsonians ($25/person)

Wednesday
Old Post Office - second highest viewing location in DC.
National Air and Space Museum - Lots of interesting exhibits

 

Winter Championship ChampsToday the Warren 8th grade Jr Lady Blue Devils won the Winter Championship tournament.  They defeated LC Academy (B & B) 30-22.  They dropped a game to Full Package by 8, 28-36.  In the final game, they defeated Miracle 41-36.
Nikala claiming the ballNikala won the jump ball at Warren's game against Mundelein.  Unfortunately, Mundelein went on to win the game.