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... a fund to preserve the residence and to have historical tours conducted there. The Peters, incredibly wealthy, have retained 1,000 personal artifacts of General George Washington, some of which are still on display today.
Following the Tudor Place we return back to the hotel, where several of our group join our Group Leader in a walk of the surrounding area. Others visit various Smithsonian museums - several rave about the museum of natural history ...
... the gifters face. (JO BO if you ever read this I am being genuine when I say it was great to meet you!). Aside from the tailgating, the game was great (UMD won, thankfully) and our tailgating crew piled back into the 'shag wagon' about 7 hours after we arrived and drove home under the fine steerage of Marcos, the heroic UMD sports funding board member and designated driver. The back seats occupied by Handa and crew, led by Larry in chorus of 'you're not singing, you're ...
... us to Arlington National Cemetary. We saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They do this every half hour through September. In October, it will be moved to every hour. When the guard is changed, the corporal of the guard does an inspection of the new guard including his uniform and weapon. Once this is accomplished the guard is changed. There were some school children to present a wreath at the ...
... home in Virginia. He is in the Army, recent neighbors of the kids.
Day 2: Spy Museum
White House (outside only)
This was the kids' favorite. They had a blast!
Day 3: Ford Theater and Peterson House
... the highlights were: The Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument. Standing at the base of Lincolns Statue and looking back over the reflecting pool to Washington monument is an iconic view that would be recogised the world over. Unfortunetly the pool was empty and in a state of semi destruction due to a refurb, thanks alot DC council!
The Smithsonian museums were fascinating, It took me an entire day to get through just 2 museums, the air ...