Dave Barry at the Smithsonian

Dave Barry goes to the Smithsonian after Thanksgiving. I regularly went to the Air and Space on summer Saturdays, and it was always packed. I loved it; the tourist crunch always gives me a strangely peaceful sense of superiority, like a lion surveying his domain. But only because I’m a local.


  1. Sarah says:

    So I’m not the only one…I used to spend almost all my free time at the Mall. I liked the feeling of knowing how to use the Metro, make line changes, knowing which line ran where.

    I really do miss living around D.C. There is so much to do and see! I also enjoyed playing tourist guide. Whenever friends would come in from out of town, that’s the first place they’d want to go.

    I’d love to see the National Cathedral again someday. I’ve been on a couple of tours, but not since my new-found respect and admiration for church architecture. Too bad it’s become the National Pantheon.