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Re: [DC] Are You a Washingtonian?
In Response To: [DC] Are You a Washingtonian? ()
I have been in the Washington Dc area all of my life and there is no other city like it. With the options of going to the Smithsonian or going to Woodley Park zoo to see the animals (especially the birth of a new panda) its a great city. I cant see living in another city. To this day I still ride the subway when the weather is nice to the museums or just go to Haines Point to look at the Awakening which is now being moved to the National Harbour in Ft. Washington, Md. If you get a chance to visit check out the monuments like the Jefferson Memorial or the Lincoln Memorial.
Now with the new stadium being built and the African American museum opening up in 2008 the city is a place with a lot of history. There is a lot of things to see, sad to say I have never even went on a tour of the White House, but every chance I get I do go to the National Mall to just to take in the scenery. Also to find out that the majority of my family is from the Washington Dc area is fascinating. To tell you the truth I think out of all my friends I am the only one who's family started out in Washington DC.
I have to admit to I like living in a place with such great history and that people like Paul Dunbar, John Cook, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, and so much more are from the area. There are so many things I like about living here I cant list everything.
When you get a chance just take in the history and the scenery you will enjoy what you see and learn.