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So, here we are in the center of it all, imposing, exhilarating, and a bit overwhelming. The traffic coming in was a daunting, and it wasn't even rush hour yet. We're camped outside DC in College Park, an hour away by bus and metro (light rail). Last night we took a tour of the Mall and selected sights to see them all lit up. Nice, especially the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial and Capitol. Today we bussed ...
... 3.5 hours to visit but I could have been there for at least 5 hours. They have newspapers that go back to the 1600s. I was also shocked to find out that only 1 in 6 people live in country with free press - the things we take for granted. Again Washington did not fail to impress me. I will be coming back again, there is still more to see and do. We left Washington on Wednesday morning via train to New York City. (21-27 Oct 13 week 16 of my training ...
... and Capitol Hill. We saw the original Supreme Court Chambers, the original House and Senate Chambers. Inside the Capitol Dome was spectacular, the art and statuary in the Capitol is very interesting. We even got passes to sit in the gallery of the House of Representatives. Too bad they weren't in session at the time but it still was awesome to be ...
... with a lovely view. The town is full of old-fashioned red brick buildings, and, together with the autumn leaves, it felt as though we were on a film set.
After a few days in Annapolis, we spent our final road trip day driving around the area in a storm, cursing the government for spoiling our plans. It was then time to return to DC for a night bus to Boston, after a few games of bowling and a lot of fist shaking at federal buildings.
Next stop: Boston!
... fort was also used during the Civil War and all the way up to World War II.
Today was a special day for another reason. We welcomed our new grandson, Everett James Merrill. I am flying home to Arizona on Saturday and was hoping to be there before the birth but he beat me to it. I will be there two weeks while Rich stays here with the RV. He will ...
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