It could have been worse, though. I recovered pretty quickly, so I ended up having a good chance to see the sights of DC.
My favorite was the Washington Monument. It surprised me: I've seen pictures, and it's just a big pointy tower. What the pictures can't capture is just how big it is. You can see it from almost anywhere in DC.
|Here's the Monument from several blocks away.|
|Here's the Monument from close up. As you could see, it's not easy to fit all of it in one picture.|
|Honest Abe himself.|