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After a late start we hit two of the Smithsonians.,,,the Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History. An Educational exhibit of America at work was followed by some pop or more modern culture items. There was a great series on the presidents as well as the first ladies including inaugural dresses/gowns. The flag that flew over Ft. McHenry that inspired Francis Scott Key was the centerpiece of another exhibit on our flag. The Natural History had everything from dinosaur skeletons to the Hope Diamond and the largest Elephant we've ever seen. Among the gems and minerals were the biggest sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls and other gems including a 31 carat diamond from India and a 22,000 carat topaz that was bigger than George Foreman's fist.Read More
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