In the picture above, you can see part of the crowd. In 2008, they had an estimaed 120,000. I don't think the crowds had diminished this year, and it felt like some of the lines had started the previous year.
We did learn about a new children's serial story being written by all the children's authors who were present this year. You can follow the story here: http://www.read.gov/ It's called the Exquisite Corpse.Then we headed into the Smithsonian castle for a look at the pile of treasure from the Night at the Museum movie.
Was fun to pick out what everything was. We spotted a Lite Brite, Fonzie's jacket, Ruby slippers, original Nintendo and a whole lot of coins.
After that we walked over to the National Theatre to get our tickets to Jersey Boys and save the ridiculous ticketmaster fees! We're all set for when Nate and Teresa come to visit.