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... lake up to the Lincoln Memorial. Next stop the Korean War memorial then onto the Martin Luther King memorial, then the Roosevelt memorial and finally the Jefferson memorial. This is a long by pleasant walk! DC is a very walkable city. It was back to the metro station as by this time it was rush hour and back to Fairfax, Micah was getting tired - and so were our feet. As nit was my last night PJ looked after Micah and Helen and I ...
... br> founded, fittingly, by a Palestinian — columnist and peace activist Aziz
Abu Sarah — and two Jews — Marc Gopin, a rabbi and professor at George
Mason, and Scott Cooper. The group takes school groups, synagogues,
churches, social organizations and individuals on tours around Israel
and the West Bank, challenging travelers and students to gain a deeper
understanding of the underpinnings of the conflict.
... but knowing that emotion will fade, come the rapidly approaching morning!), crashed out within minutes of checking in and showering away the days rigours! Oh the joys of air travel!!! One upside of our extended travel day was witnessing one of the most amazing lightning storms we've ever seen, from the window of our plane, en route from New York to Washington - a bit close for comfort I thought as we circumnavigated the storm cell but a ...
... and the Challenger. There was also a memorial for the members of the Armed Forces who died attempting to rescue American hostages held in Iran in 1980.
I wandered through the rows and rows of little white grave markers where members of the US Armed Forces and their families are buried. There are thousands of them. Those who fought in every conflict the US has been involved with. A somber but respectful place and it is very well maintained.
Next to Washington Dulles Airport we had our first encounter with The Smitsonian Institute. The story of The Institute is worth a mention. Smithson was the ******* son of the Duke of Norfolk and the widow of a wealthy man from Bath. A gentleman scientist, Smithson led an interesting bachelor life devoted to geology and escaping from French prisons. When he died childless, he left his fortune (half his late mother's estate) to the American Government to establish an educational ...
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