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... Whilst I am inclined to agree with the first remark, I feel that I proved nothing is impossible if you have the mindset to do it. So tongue out to all the doubters! ;-P
The 3 things I really wanted to see were; The White House, the US Capitol and "the old man in the chair" aka The Lincoln Memorial. I achieved that and even managed to squeeze in a few more on my wet walks between them all. IN THE LASHING RAIN. Thankfully my purple rain coat was big ...
... It was really insightful and I really enjoyed looking at it all. I am an American and find myself knowing nothing about the country itself, so I guess that’s why I enjoyed it so much, as I felt I was learning a lot about the country half my family resides in.
We move on as we spent a good hour inside the museum and heads towards the Air and Space Museum. This line is a tad longer but we get through pretty easily and walk around aimlessly. I ...
... actually really impressive. Lincoln sits looking out between the columns.
I wanted to see Martin Luther King’s memorial so I zipped off whilst the kids got an ice cream and saw the rather odd stone sculpture of him but surrounded by many of his famous quotes. I went back through the Korean War memorial for the US soldiers that died there and met the kids and Sinead back at the Vietnam memorial. Here all soldiers were ...
... in Washington which to be honest is enough if you just want to go from one side of the park to the other, all the tourist sights are along one strip. My first feeling while walking along the road was it was very quiet compared to any city I have been to so far on our journey, the roads were big and clean. It was a little bit like London. We went down to the green where we saw museums and the Washington Monument which is very famous. It's like ...
... allowed sine 9/11.
WE finally get to the White House where we can stand out front to take photos only to be moved on because presidents cars are coming. We walk around the park to get back and wait at the lights as police have blocked off the intersection and 8 black cars with police escort come through. Can't see through the windows so not sure who it is.
We drive and stop for lunch ten head on back to the city to walk along the park and see all the Cherry Blossom ...