The Embassy Inn
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Saturday 11th - So the three of us parted ways at the airport, Gannon was heading off to Canada for the rest of his trip. We had to fly to Chicago for a stopover then over to Washington. We checked in to our accommodation around 2. Very odd accommodation! It was an old house or apartment building that they've turned into a hostel but felt more like a scene from a murder movie. A bit eery! We dropped our stuff and went for a walk to Walmart (first experience in a ...
... The Secret Service agents where everywhere with bullet proof vests on that said "Secret Service" on the front. We had a chuckle at the irony of them announcing that they are the "Secret" service.
From here, we walked back up towards the Washington Memorial and took a left up the Mall towards the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It was about 4:30pm now and the tour guide said it would close at 7pm so we would have a run through that.
We got there at about 4:45 and walked ...
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We went and watched a baseball game, Redsoxs vs Minnesota Twins. I had absolutely no idea what was going on but it was a sunny day and you could drink beer so I managed to get on board. Wills went to the bar to get the beers but did not take his driving licence ...
... It was almost like a dream walking through the building in the footsteps of presidents past, and to stand in the place that was supposed to be George Washington's crypt. One of the things that captured my attention was the speculation that the head of the first female president would be carved into a statue that included the heads of three other women who played significant roles in America's past. Our tour spent the rest of the day ...
... and in 1800 when it was initially completed it was described by Thomas Jefferson as the Taj Mahal and he was embarrassed by its size. More interesting was possibly the hoards of protestors out the front, of every creed and grievance. I can think of plenty of places around the world where protesting out the front of your Leader's office would be viewed as treason and you wouldn't last 60 seconds. Interestingly the Office of the Interior ( the Veep) next door was ...