Quality Inn Mount Vernon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Swimming pool
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Ahhh, the pain of the last day of vacation - or rather really it was just another fun day. Jane Ellen and Josh came into town and we to toodled off to have brunch at the very historic Gadsby Inn in Alexandria (all those fun guys like Washington and Adams hung out there and Martha held some big dances there on occasion). After that we went to the Torpedo Factory where, logically, they used to ...
... walking distance between the Capitol building and the Abraham Lincoln memorial. Our first stop was the midpoint between these two, the White House. I really was expecting it to be a huge building with 4 wings, additional garages etc. However, it was a moderately sized white building not particularly impressive, literally a white house.
We had booked a tour at the Capitol building (Thomas was getting very excited about seeing the home of ...
... or less any weather conditions. I was making my way to the museums when I spotted the Old Post Office, a rare bit of architectural variety in D.C. It was due to be knocked down, since it wasn't in common with the new wave of buildings going up in the neoclassical style, but popular pressure saved it, and now tours are offered a few times a day-you can go up the tower yourself any time. I found an entrance and followed confusing directions from security-quick scan of the bag ...
... a beautiful memorial to all those that served the USA. Past the Pool of Reflections to the Korean War Memorial, 19 full size male statues dressed in battle fatigues, reflected in a mirrored granite wall with the finest of etchings, depicting men and women whom served. This was an amazing memorial and the reflections in the wall was very clever.
The Lincoln memorial is HUGE and all marble, amazing and what great views of Washington and the vast park areas.
... Agne not Marshall), that was crazy delicious.
Layla seemed to love us initially (oh this is Chris & Sara's Dog by the way) but later showed her displeasure by sneaking a quick pee session out on our bed...which I found pretty funny. Although nothing will beat the time Christine's cat pooped on my sleeping bag (I think I was actually in the sleeping bag when that happened)
So great to be back with friends and catching up. :)