I have to admit that I have been on a bit of a patriotic binge while on these trips. Most of my time driving has been spent listening to biographies of past presidents, relearning our national history in a more in depth way than public school could ever teach someone. Learning all of this, while exploring many of the locations talked about made me really excited to get to Washington DC. This is where it all happened, and still happens today. But what is there to do if you’re not there for work? I say go to the National Mall.