Philly to Washington, DC

On our way from Philly to Washington DC, we made a very important stop – the highest point in Delaware at a grand total of 447.85 ft!

Highest point in Delaware

As impressive as this was, we were sure this wasn’t all that Delaware had to offer so we also popped to Gibraltar Gardens in the grounds of a derelict mansion in Wilmington. It was chucking it down with rain so we got the gardens all to ourselves and they all felt rather English (the rain helped).

Gibraltar Gardens

Gibraltar Gardens

When we arrived in DC we quickly came to the conclusion that we would only be there for one night (if you’re going to DC and staying in a hostel go to the HI – HI as in Hosteling International, not as in “of imposing height”! Let’s repeat that; Go To The HI!).

After a long night, and after moving our car to a safer carpark, we started our speedy and rainy run around DC.

In less than an hour: White House (much smaller than expected), Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial. We managed to get a little more time to visit the Arlington cemetery before leaving the city.

White House

View from the Lincoln Memorial

DC is another on the list of places we hope to return to as we didn’t feel we had enough time to really appriciate the city.

We drove up through Baltimore and stopped overnight in York ready to start heading back toward the Canadian border.

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