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... inventions that I can't begin to describe, so I'll stop. Had dinner at the Spanish tapa restaurant Jaleo and tried some of their special acorn fed pork and some good Tempranillo, then headed home on the metro. A bit tipsy, but satisfied with our day. The following day we metroed up to Bethesda to visit with a cousin of Brenda's, whom she hadn't seen in 50 years. Tearful hugs all around while I plotted our return ...
... on our trip a museum is anticlimactic. We are not much museum people but enjoyed the "bones and stones" museum where there are dinosaur bones, the Hope diamond, mummies and a very interesting exhibit on Genome.
The weather has turned cold very quickly, in the 30's last night with a high today in mid 50's. Good thing we are doing all inside stuff.
... Vietnam War memorial, where there are 58000 USA men's names engraved in a wall, either dead or missing in action. Only 8 women lost there lives. An amazing tribute.
We met Lisa for lunch at the Daughters of the Revolution museum, another spectacular building, with lots of room displays of a bygone past. Also some pretty amazing old quilts, from the early 1800s on display. Wait for the photos. Also to the adjoining Children of the revolution display.
Starbucks for ...
... and beauty of the memorial.
After that, we visited a number of other memorials. Dean walked out to see the familiar Jefferson Memorial and then we both visited the WW II memorial. This is a beautiful and relatively new memorial (2004) that honors the service personnel in the Pacific and the Atlantic theaters.
From there, we went to the Korean War memorial. This is also a relatively new memorial that depicts a number of ...
... on the way home, in addition to the charge for parking at the museum. We were out $20 before stepping into the museum, which itself is free. Free, therefore, is a relative term. I mention this not to complain but to point out how things are different out here.
The main activity for today was the visit to the Udvar-Hazy Center, which is part of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. To set the scene, ...
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