The day I took the Metro, the escalator broke down. I did hear that it is a regular occurrence in D.C -_- Anyway, after climbing up that loooong escalator, I was rather shocked to see a whole lot of firemen and police and crowds of people waiting. Apparently, the escalator caught fire earlier on. I don't think anyone was hurt. I did pity the poor elderly people that were slowly hobbling up that insane flight of high steps. And those with strollers and babies too.
My hurried meal of lunch for one of the days. I forgot to eat lunch. Yes, it happens when I am traveling alone and too caught up in my sightseeing. This was the only thing available at the Lincoln Memorial and I had to rush because the bus was arriving in a couple of minutes.
I depended so much on this map to get around. After 4 days of heavy usage, it started to tear along the folds. It served me well.
I really wanted to try this out because it's fun touring the city in this way. But like I mentioned earlier, the USD70 price tag for a mere 3 hours held me back. Also, the tour was limited to certain areas so it wasn't able to get me to most of the places that I wanted. I chose practicality over fun. Sometimes, you just need to choose what makes most sense. I figured I could get my fun in other ways on other trips or so :)