We saw and did so many things while in DC. We're goers and doers so we don't usually hang out in the hotel relaxing. Sometimes I wish we could, but neither of us can sit still for very long.
Most days, we got up early and had breakfast on the run while we explored the city. We usually got back to the room in the late afternoon with just enough time for a quick freshen up before we were off to dinner and more "stuff."
We had sunburn days, rainy days, and "polar vortex" days. The weather in California isn't quite that volatile! We also ate at MANY awesome restaurants. We never had a bad meal; everything was absolutely delicious. I loved the public transportation, something we sorely lack here in California, but Hubby found it depressing.
We were also surprised at how friendly everyone was. Tourist, resident, waiter, it didn't matter. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We find that many people outside of California find Californians to be rude, so we try very hard to change that perception. Maybe that's why we found everyone to be so polite. :0)
Looking forward to our next vacation …