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Whilst in Washington, I was so busy that I failed to update my blog! I guess that shows that I was having an awesome time. And I was. I wasn't really excited about going to Washington, D.C. because I had heard from other fellow travellers that it wasn't really that good. I was told that it was a grown up New York; full of professionals sipping wine on the harbour front. I took this with a pinch of salt because at this point, I realised that every persons' experience of a place ...
... 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.
... intended target of terrorists on 9/11. The visitors' centre had an excellent display showing the timeline for building the Capitol (it all started as a small white building on a hill surrounded by farms - a bit like Canberra). There were originals of important Bills on display, such as the emancipation of slaves, and women's equal rights.
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum was absolutely fantastic. Highlights were the Wright ...
This was a good day of visiting a number of memorials in and around Washington DC.
We started at the Pentagon for its 9/11 memorial. This was another somber reminder of the evil that was evident on that fateful day. The 184 victims ranged in age from 3 to 81, and none of them had any personal involvement with the Middle East, especially those on the plane. We felt sadness for the victims and their families, but we appreciated ...