Hello! I have lived in Washington, D.C. for a long time now. And I have done a lot.
I feel that I know this city pretty well. That's the wrong way. Where is it again?
Excuse me, can I help you? Have we met before?
I don't think so. I've just flown in from Boston. My name is Jean.
Hi, Jean! I'm Anna. I really feel like we've met before. Anyway, how can I help?
I want to see an interesting museum but I don't know which one.
I can help with that. I've lived in Washington, D.C. a long time. I think I've seen all the museums.
Wow, thanks. So, tell me, which museums are good?
Well, they are all good. But they're all different. There are science museums and history museums and art and culture museums.
I want to see an unusual museum.
I like the Sculpture Garden. Have you ever seen sculptures in a garden? It is really artistic!
I have never seen a garden of sculptures! I'll write that on my list!
Have you been to the Museum of the American Indian? I've visited that museum many times. It is very peaceful.
I have always liked American Indian culture.
I'll put that on my list. Do you have any other suggestions?
Well, if you like plants, you can visit the U.S. Botanic Gardens. It's very organic.
I have always loved plants. I'll write that on my list, too! Wow, you know so much about D.C.'s museums.
Well, I have lived here for over a year.
You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful city filled with so many museums and a zoo!
What? D.C. has a zoo?
Yes, and it's beautiful. You've lived here for so long and you haven't been to the zoo?
I've never been to D.C.'s zoo. I've never been to any zoos!
You have never seen zoo animals?
I grew up on a farm, Jean. I've known farm animals my whole life.
But the zoo has lions and elephants and zebras!
If you have never seen a real, live elephant, you must. They are so majestic.
I will. I will! There. I've written my own must-see zoo animal list!
Have fun at the zoo and thanks, Anna!
Have fun at the museums, Jean! And thank YOU!
This has been awesome! And I have seen every animal on my list!
Jean, the tourist, helped me see more of my city. But where have I seen her before?
Oh well. Until next time …