Quality Inn Mount Vernon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... enslaved still didn't have equal rights where racial segregation was legal and widely practiced. This meant segregated schooling, limited (if any) jobs and poverty. In 1960 enough became enough. A rally of over 200,000 from across the nation marched into Washington DC, to the Lincoln memorial and the Reflecting Pool. Many freedom speeches were given by different leaders and party heads, including that famous "I have a dream" speech. I've been rambling on a bit about this but even ...
... end o the museum. Far from it. There is a section dedicated to the original star spangled banner (it is bloody big!) and America through the ages but by this point I was pretty burnt out, and have seen enough similar stuff (most recently in Canada) to know the general jist. Instead I broke into daylight to check out some monuments. First up was the Wasington Monument. Unfortunately this is covered in scaffolding as checks and safety measures are but into place after an ...
... 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. ...
... I had to go check them out...
Surprise number 3: It seems that Gail and I arrived at DCA 15 minutes before an inbound US Air flight full of WWII heroes who were on their way to see the WWII memorial. This program is called "The Honor Flight", and is a great tribute to those heroes from "the greatest generation". With a little more than an hour to kill, we made our way to the reception ...
... and the original house chambers. We saw the spots where John Adams and Abraham Lincoln each had their desks when they were Representatives. We saw the entrance to the Speaker of the House's office as well as the Majority Leader's office. After our tour we had lunch in the visitors center ($$$$) explored the gift shop ($$$) and then prepared to board our bus for our next destination - Gettysburg. On the bus ride we passed many of the DC landmarks again. Jefferson, Lincoln, ...