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On day 3 of our trip we arrive in Great Britain. We meet the British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott. He invites us for tea and crumpets (Pinkies up). We talk extensively of his history in the Royal Victorian Order. And we play Polo with very British person we met on South bank. We learned many things like:
... being the ORIGINALS!!! How amazing is that! Josh learned about Black Holes and that he can't aim ;) Explaining how light from a star reaches the Observatory for us to see... The objective was to point the "star" and put a marble into the hole I the star so that it would then roll down a slot and pass the "black hole" (a heavier marble) stretching the plastic skin on the table (space) so that ...
... with the original Wright Brothers plane, satellite, lunar landing modules, guided missiles and more. You can spend hours, and we did, though only scratched the surface. A museum that we did go to and spent ages at was the "Newseum" which celebrated the history of the media over the past 300 years. It was highly interactive and presented key developments and perspectives. One section focused on the history of the Berlin Wall ...
... to take a taxi to our next hotel, the newly opened Marriott Marquis, and all I can say is WOW! We are greeted by the friendliest check in agent Crystal, who upon hearing we're travelling on honeymoon immediately gives us not only free wi-fi but also access to the executive lounge on the 12th floor.
Before we even arrived we knew we had got a bargain when booking this hotel as we had paid under £60 a night whereas the average daily rate was £400 plus. ...
... rings - and whole baby squids which Sherrie wasn't too enamoured with! After this, came the main course which was a shared platter of spaghetti and 6 meatballs the size of your fist. It all tasted amazing and like the calamari, we couldn't finish it. We toasted our final full day in America (see the quote above) before heading back to the hotel for the less fun task of packing for tomorrow. That's all for today, over and ...