Big Bird, Elmo and more ‘Sesame Street’ muppets were D.C. tourists this weekend06/10/2019
It’s road trip season and your favorite “Sesame Street” muppets are taking a vacation to check out some of the best tourist spots around the country.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Sesame Street,” the gang kicked off a summer tour to visit fans across the U.S.
After departing in New York City last weekend, the gang headed to Washington, D.C., where Big Bird, Grover, Bert, Oscar the Grouch and more favorites spent the weekend visiting some of the most iconic landmarks the nation’s capital has to offer.
And just like the rest of us traveling in 2019, they documented it all on individual social media accounts.
“I wonder if they have an exhibit on superhero flight?” Grover mused in a video, before heading to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. According to the museum’s website, Grover’s pals Big Bird and Elmo once hosted a planetarium show about the moon, called “One World, One Sky.”
And, like any good trip, the “Sesame Street” natives got to connect with friends who live far away: “Pure joy,” one mom captioned a collection of photos of her son hugging Elmo during a meet-and-greet.
Pure joy from #griffinpaul meeting @elmo during the @sesamestreet 50th anniversary road trip. #thisismystreetpic.twitter.com/KkkwC0lfNY
The official Sesame Street account shared a final thank you to the city when the muppets said farewell.
“National monuments, famous chili, and a Saturday filled with friends and fun… DC, you were AWESOME!” the tweet read. “Thanks for a great weekend!”
National monuments, famous chili, and a Saturday filled with friends and fun… DC, you were AWESOME! Thanks for a great weekend! #ThisIsMyStreetpic.twitter.com/spMKiYVjAC
According to the “Sesame Street” website, characters will visit Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Seattle and Los Angeles this summer.
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