I'm back, and the Newseum was great
You know it's bad when you're exhausted after a week's vacation -- and it's only Monday.
How was everyone's week? Did I miss anything super exciting?
I spent most of the week being a tourist in Washington, seeing museums, eating at restaurants and relaxing to the maxing.
One of the week's bright spots was the Newseum -- the museum dedicated to news of all stripes. Have you checked this place out yet? If not, you should. As museums go, it's fairly new -- it opened on Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008 ...
Granted, you have to pay to get in (adult tickets are just shy of $20), but for a news junkie like me, it was a steal.
The Katrina (pictured) and Sept. 11 exhibits were particularly moving -- especially the soaring wall covered in front pages from Sept. 12, 2001. Being a music fan, I also dug the Elvis exhibit. The Newseum has The King's motorcycle, American Express card and rhinestone-studded jumpsuit from the Aloha Special, among other artifacts. Better still: Newspaper stories about Elvis from the late 1950s and beyond.
If you go, be sure to budget several hours, because the Newseum has a ton of information to absorb. A ticket is good for two days instead of just one, and I went back for a second day to make sure I hadn't missed anything. It's easy to overlook all the Newseum's nooks and crannies.