Despite the fact that DC was transported to the surface of the sun this weekend, a friend of mine had free tickets for the DC Ducks tour so off we went to play tourist. I whooped loudly when they asked if anyone was from Ohio, but I think it was fairly obvious we were jaded natives rather than slightly-befuddled tourists. Of course, it's possible we looked like slightly-befuddled natives.
The high points of the tour were, of course, the duck quackers (pictured left) and the sensation of driving into the Potomac and feeling the awesome power of the 91 horsepower engine. The three knots we were turning were awe inspiring.
In all honesty, I love playing tourist, even in my own backyard. You do occasionally pick up on new tidbits of information. For example, did you know that the first president to be inaugurated on the western side of the Capitol was Ronald Reagan? [Yes, Melyssa, I'm sure you knew. Nerd.] He wanted to face his home state of California. Despite living in DC for the last 15 years, I've only been to one presidential innuguration (and it was cooooooooooooooooold!). Perhaps I'll try moseying downtown again next January.