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Smithsonian Zoo for Washington DC Finale

It was my last day in Washington D.C. and it was going to be a good one. I was able to sleep in at the Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion and enjoyed their hot, complimentary breakfast. I made up a bowl from the yogurt bar and had a couple of pancakes on the side. My niece, Alea, had some school work to do so we decided to meet directly at the Metro Station beneath the hotel. We took the train to the stop closest to the Smithsonian National Zoo . I love zoos and I was especially excited to see the giant pandas here. This zoo is not only one of the best in the country, but it’s free. The pandas did not disappoint. They were happy to eat and play for the growing audience. We hung around for a while and the kept us laughing and smiling. We walked around and also saw the tigers, lions, and cheetah. I’m always thrilled to see content animals in a zoo.     Alea and I got back on the Metro to head to an interesting spot for lunch. Bayou Bakery is