Ivy Mansion at Dupont Circle
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We are off to New York. Currently on the Amtrak train. I enjoy seeing life behind the "tourist" areas of the capital cities. I'd like to stop & sit in a diner or cafe & talk to a local person about their life & story. A find that just as interesting as seeing the sites of the capitals. Along the way I've met a young African-American man in a choral competition who also thought he looked like Martin Luther King jr - who was I to argue, an Indian man who loved his ...
... as a human shield from them was particularly amusing. I hate birds! This really shouldn’t be news to most of you; however I doubt anyone has seen me panic as a swarm of giant Canadian geese turn from their peaceful mooring on a grassy knoll to take flight and head directly for us. Yes okay, they were actually aiming for the other side of the reflecting pool but did they have to wait till I was walking by to make this collective decision to move?! Later Alex and Ruth told me ...
... building was a fairly short visit- we really wanted to see the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Of course as the documents are so old now they are pretty impossible to actually read but we made out the signatures of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and John Hancock - which was really great. Beautiful building, too. The handwriting on these documents is so beautiful as well.
Next on our list was a return to the Natural ...
... Space Museum. The 2nd most visited museum in the world after The Louvre.
Today we went to Lincoln's Memorial, WW2 and Korean Memorials, then across to Arlington Cemetery and Georgetown. It would take me hours to tell you all the amazing stories of these historic places.
So 2 days down in DC, nearly midnight and 2 days to go before moving on. The Christmas decorations and spirit here are fantastic.
... for a bit of football and fried chicken in the south! It's Fall now in DC and I think a combo of the changing seasons and traveling sent my sinuses into 'fill-Kim's-head-with-pressure-and-cott onwool' state. I felt pleasantly drunk for my most of my exploration in DC, but I wasn't about to let this deter me from putting my foot on the gas and making the most of my time in this historical and iconic capital city of the 'free world'. I gotta tell you, Washington DC is a ...