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... and I slept. It was a while since we had a rest day and more driving is on the agenda from tomorrow as we head west (ish). The snail paced internet has also managed to catch up on uploading yesterday's photos.
Next is research for somewhere to eat tonight - not in the north east sector !
Programmed Tom to take us to a restaurant in NW -Foggy Bottom. Travel went well until he wanted us to turn left where we ...
... considerable petroleum wealth into a a lot of gaudy buildings. They must all be faced in white marble......Much construction is still going on, including trying to plant forests in the desert.
They're trying to cut down on the considerable dust, which looks like smog. Yes, it's very hot and dry. Sun brutal....(though I don't miss the NoVa humidity).
I ate lunch in the bar, where there was Russian MTV. Couldn't help notice that in one of the videos, ...
... who walk through are reflected in the black granite panels with the engraved names of the 55,000 (wasted) young lives. Of the large number of visitors are only a handful of African -Amer's in spite of the fact that they represented a greatly disproportionate percentage of the the casualties-possibly the tyranny of distance, money,lack of family support,who knows?Along the tree-shaded path parallel to the reflecting pool, past the WW11 Memorial, the needle ...
... head onto the air and space museum. By this time we were both cold and wet so our hearts weren't exactly in it. But we managed to wander for an hour or so. Seeing some space rocket stuff, planets, planes both modern and old and of course rocket ships. The finale was a simulator ride although neither of us realized at the time the one we chose was made for little kids so we got off ready for a nap. Next we walked to the Capitol building to get a better look. And might I ...
... I grew up in so this was definitely a different experience.
I had been lucky enough to have traveled to Spain before and had visited Madrid and Toledo so, going into Bilbao, I was expecting something similar. I was wrong. The Basque Country is so much different from the rest of Spain. It's rainy, green and just completely breathtaking. Not to say the rest of Spain is not breathtaking but I now have a bias towards Pais Vasco.