After flying in and getting our hotel rooms situated, we headed on down to the Metro and jumped on the wrong train to go ahead and get it over with. (We had a similar incident in NYC and it seemed only natural to repeat the folly). So, with that out of the way, we proceeded confidently to get on the right train and made our way to Arlington National Cemetery. Finding out that it was closing just as we were arriving, we made a quick change of plans (because we're flexible and usually have no plans) and walked on over to see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the sights that surrounded the area. I can't emphasize enough how amazing it is to actually stand there next to Lincoln. It was surreal.
Finn was excited about getting to see Ham Linker, but even more excited to trek up and down the stairs leading up to the memorial. This became a trend throughout the trip, as there are a plethora of stairs just about everywhere you go.
And that's Day One, in a nutshell.