Quality Inn Mount Vernon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... is one of the good points about our trip to Washington (1-lets count them as we go along). Another bum note was hit, however, when we looked out of the window to see snow bucketing down.
Still we were desperate to get out of the horrid hostel and with only one day in Washington had plenty to do, so at 8.15 we were out in the bucketing snow ready for some sightseeing and museums and hopeful that they would clear up.
Out into the blizzard we trekked, first ...
... Just ate at the Panda Garden in the eatery there. We wandered around and saw shops we don't have including a lovely women's shop called White House Black Market. No room in the suitcase unfortunately. Damn!!!! We returned to the warmth of the hotel and had pizza delivered. So now I sit next to the fireplace the next day waiting for our shuttle to the airport for our next stage....Fort Lauderdale....and some warmer weather. Bye Washington ...
... of them. We headed into the National Air and Space, along with the American Indian one. Not a huge thrill for us, but interesting all the same. We have been chilling out this arvo, with not alot to do within the proximity of our hotel. We will be headed up the main street for dinner and to have abit of a wonder. Probably wont hear from me tomorrow, as all it is, is a travel day headed for Canada. ...
... of Natural History. There are exhibits of animals, their skeletons, insects and rocks. Most crowded exhibit was the rocks section, particularly the diamonds and especially the Hope Diamond.
Not sure why it was in the Natural History and not human history museum, but their was also a display of mummies and their coffins.
It was getting late in the afternoon so we made a quick dash to the National Archives, ...
... millions and a billion years!
We decide to change the pace, and go for lunch at the National Gallery of Art and join a tour on Renaissance Italian art. The highlight was a portrait done by Leonardo da Vinci in which there was both a front and back of the painting that we could see (take a look at the photos). In the Louvre in Paris, this famous painting would have a crowd around it, here there were maybe a dozen of us in the room. It was like ...