Gio Gonzalez had never been to Washington before Tuesday night, and he and his family wanted to see as much as they could. Gonzalez attended the Washington Capitals game, where an image of the Washington Nationals' newest attraction was flashed on the Jumbotron. That caught him off guard.

Gonzalez and his family poured out of Verizon Center, intoxicated by the sights. He and his brother ran up the steps at the Lincoln Memorial and, even knowing the city was wrong, shouted "Rocky!" The Mall made them think of "Forrest Gump." When they saw the White House, they started quoting the movie "Independence Day."