Extended Stay America - Washington, D.C. - Fairfax - Fair Oaks
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... visit anyway.
Then visited the Washington Monument, which we previously thought was just a big obelisk as that is what it looks like from a distance. As we got closer though, we realised it is actually a building and it is massive. Thought it would be good to go in, but tickets were sold out, so another thing for next time. We then walked to the new Vietnam War memorial which has all the names of those killed or missing; the World War II memorial; Korean ...
... was a day of mostly driving. We left Kannapolis, North Carolina and drove straight to Fredericksburg, Virginia with only making stops for restrooms and gas. In Fredericksburg, we met up with one of Lulu's college friends for about two hours. Afterward, we drove on to Fairfax, where we arrived a little after 6PM.
... for her to kick back for a while and rest
We did a big loop around and saw lots of gov’t buildings,
and passed by the Thomas Jefferson memorial before stopping at the Lincoln
Memorial. Both Eugene and I were very keen to see Lincoln as he is something of
a celebrity to we non Americans.
There are a lot of step at the Lincoln memorial, it looked
like hundreds at least, and Sam was not keen to ...
... pretty town set back from the river, which was where I partook of lunch. I could also tell I was nearing the famous monuments because lots of big, black helicopters were flying low over the river from the direction of the White House etc. However, they were not my destination today but by crossing Arlington Memorial Bridge I would get to where I wanted to go - Arlington Cemetery. This is the biggest cemetery I have ever been too and it's hard to ...
... and a Palestinian tour guide will step forward and explain how his
people see this spot, what this view means to them. “You see that flag
in the distance?” he might say. “That is a small settlement.” And he
will explain what that settlement means to the Palestinians, and how it
got there; he will talk about how a family was removed from their home —
tricked or forced into giving up their land.