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Travel Blogs from Washington DC
... again - having to contend with traffic and roundabouts which are scary when you are travelling anticlockwise.
I have been caught a couple of times in the right hand lane (thinking that is the one I am supposed to be in if I wish to exit) - which sometimes have a forced exit before the one that I want!
Ah well - it all comes down to another travel experience, another lesson learned AND I get to go down some streets that I never planned ...
... the eastern half of the National Mall. So wonderful to see places I'd been to before (Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the White House) as well as new to me memorials to those who lost their lives in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
I was happy for Blake that he got to experience Washington life almost immediately as we walked a block from the hotel to see democracy in action. There near the White House we saw a street blocked ...
... headed out
We walked to a restaurant row and ended up in Austin's, a tex-mex joint. The food was really good and both mom and dad decided to have a margarita which were good also. Neither of us have a drink often so even just one is felt strongly.
Luckily dad realized he had not packed a belt so we went to a TJ Maxx and scrounged one from a weak selection. We were going to meet with our senator ...
... simply and seasoned perfectly - worth every cent!
That night we decided to stay in a motel some way towards our next destination. We checked into Motel 6 in Edgewood, which without going into detail, was not the most pleasant of places or experiences. We managed to get some laundry done, grabbed dinner in Denny’s over the road, slept, and left. Next stop Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Constitution and The Fresh ...
... fed after that we had lunch I had chicken breast and sweet corn. After that we went to the ocean hall we saw lots of water life and a video about the world and currents and water. Then we went to the human organ part of the zoo about evolution. Maggie and I both got Qrious cards and scored lots of stars. It was really busy because of the cherry blossom parade so we had to walk all the way back to the ...