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Today was the official start of the legal term in America.
Recovering from the cold of last night, we woke up to hurricane-free weather. Bright blue sky and warm weather (but no humidity- yay!)
We went to the Supreme Court. Security was overly strict. I had thought our Supreme Court would have copied various aspects of the US version - but the US Supreme Court is very different and not what I was expecting.
We saw the full hearing of the case we had ...
... to see the Capitol and surrounding buildings from the water, and spend some time at the Lincoln Memorial. We were also able to walk to visit the Korea and Vietnam memorials, and recount some famous scenes from films that made the area look so familiar.
We crossed into Virginia for dinner and the night. Maggie had "done a deal" with a restaurant in Manassas - wow, home of the Battle of Bull Run - and unfortunately it was an all you ...
... it was a brilliant day, I saw so much stuff, and now know that I really want to come back again. We had a bit of a hunt for some regular shops as we had to pick up a few things, but after we managed that we headed back to camp. We were due to go out for dinner as it was the last night we will all be together as Chris is starting out on his new trip today! And so won't be there for the last dinner tonight. Unfortunately we got back to some bad news- we have managed to kill another ...
... br> Then we drive right into downtown, and find a parking spot near the Washington Monument. From there we walk a full loop around the White House. Parking is a disaster, and distances between sightseeing attractions are rather long, it's not a great place to visit by car.
Besides, temperature was at around 100 F degree, incredibly hot when walking, ...
... made plans for us to catch up with a lovely couple who had put us up seven
years ago as "Global Freeloaders."
Bruce were having an Easter Sunday luncheon with family and friends and had
invited us along. The food and company
was fantastic, Margaret made a couple of Pavlovas' for the occasion which were
very well received. We talked about our
visit last time and filled them in on what had been happening to us over the