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... I explained that the Pentagon is actually in Virginia, and that DC is across the Potomac (indicating the Capitol Building and Washington Monument). The boy said, "That building over there has Abraham Lincoln sitting in a chair, right?" And he was absolutely correct! It was random...but they seemed nice.
I arrived to my home at about 11:45 pm EST to piles of leftover snow from plowing that had occurred earlier in the week. ...
... Ermmm ... Melbourne, Australia.....
"Wow, you've come a long way. Want to be a Secret Service Agent?"
Ermmmmm....... Yes .......?
"Here, have a badge - now you have a good time in Washington. "
What just happened there.....? Our boys now have pins with 'secret service' on them - soooo cool!!!
Once the boys, no, sorry, big boy, recovered from our encounter with 'friendlies' we did ...
... We visited the 9/11 memorial. Unfortunately no photos, other than at the memorial. As you would expect, there is a fair bit of security here. Arlington Cemetery was our next destination, home to the fallen American war individuals and other American individuals, including JFK. I think by the time we arrived it might have cracked 100 degrees, although it felt much hotter, this could ...
... stop to change shoes (yeah, sandals, bad idea) we were off again, this time we jumped on the metro and headed for capital hill and the eastern markets.
The markets are this amazing collection of artists and growers selling everything from hand printed t-shirts to strawberries. Unfortunately they were closing down as we got there so we only had 30mins to take a look round.
Just down from the markets is capital hill. Amazing, what else can I say, totally ...
... I’d left behind in South East Asia. Just convincing myself that I was able to drink tap water again was a psychological challenge in itself!
I knew America was famous for gigantic malls, but the nation's capital takes the cake! (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Mall)
In Maryland I stayed with my original travel buddy from my first ever solo trip in 2004: David Clurman - AKA American Dave. After The Preakness he drove me ...
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