BEST WESTERN PLUS BWI Airport Hotel / Arundel Mills
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... paradise. The national Capitol occupies a 10 square mile space crammed full of fantastic buildings, museums and galleries, parks and gardens, wide boulevards and green spaces and funky neighbourhoods overloaded with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Two weeks would have been a more realistic timeframe to achieve more than simply scratch the surface of this iconic city, which is all we managed.
On the advice of Phil, our knowledgeable ...
... we entered, and the staff was very friendly. They gave us a tour guide (booklet) which had a very nice map of every floor in it. There are six floors total, and the best way to make your way through the museum is to start on floor six and work your way down. Every floor contains 2-3 different exhibits, and some of them are always changing. My favorite exhibits were: the 9/11 exhibit, the presidents and their dogs exhibit, and the exhibit ...
... waiting to see it.
On to Washington DC and we were met by our land lady's father - a proud Ethiopian with all four of his children graduated and living in US of A, so he came here 17 years ago as well. Found a very classy Italian restaurant with white linen napkins and had a bottle of red wine for dinner! Notable as we have only had beer so far on this trip.
Friday we walked to Capitol Hill, 20 mins away and drank in the magnificence of that whole area - ...
Hiya, So we made it here. Phew!! There were a few hairy moments like when the satnav couldn't find a signal as we were driving through New York. Your dad was really calm, I was nearly in tears We made a detour through Philadelphia and took some pics on the rocky stairs. Philly is really pretty. Just had a lovely dinner in our hotel and now relaxing with a beer and a glass of wine Love and miss you all loads ...
... was very poignant.
The other memorial was dedicated to Korea and it was just as thoughtful. They lost 38000 men in the 3 year war so wanted to have 38 statues walking on patrol. They ended up only fitting in 19 due to the size, each statue was 7 foot high and they represented all branches of the military, all races and most of the different jobs. The men were spread out like on patrol and were walking over granite slabs to signify water with shrubbery in ...