Courtyard By Marriott Alexandria Old Town/Southwest
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After sleeping in, we got dressed and drove about 45 minutes to Alexandria, Virginia. We were very excited to get out and explore, since it was projected to be cloudy and raining today, but instead we saw blue skies and warm temperatures!
We got to Alexandria, and immediately I was in love. The area reminded me of a combination of the old colonial buildings in Charlestown mixed with the bustling shopping and restaurant atmosphere of Portsmouth, except ...
... amp; cheese croissant, cinnamon swirl (or 'roll' as I was corrected) & some OJ, we were on our way again. Am rather getting a liking for these 'American' breakfasts.
Our first proper stop was the Lincoln Memorial & it started to rain. Hard. Tim being such a resourceful chap, had read it was going to rain, so thankfully we remembered to take our coats. Feeling slightly depressed that my totally inappropriate new ballet pumps (some things will never ...
... that i liked the look of.
After getting lunch i ate it on my walk to the international spy museum. I also walked via the navy memorial, so i had a look at that. I got to the spy museum and entered with my pre purchased viator ticket that i bought before i left. The spy museum had lots to see and lots of information from spys in Washington's army to Victorian Spys to ww2 and cold war stuff. There was a whole area on James bond including all the villains. I had a ...
... anniversary. The Army, Navy and Airforce were there parading the streets and there was a lot of positive atmosphere which was great to watch. After the parade we walked to the Capital Building, which was outstanding. Unfortunately it was closed for maintenance so we couldn't go in. After a brief stop at Paul's for some more soup and hot drinks, we then rushed back to the Hotel to grab our bags and go to the Bus Terminal for our LAST overnight bus journey!! ...
... to drive to New York City in our beast of a car. The car hire company has given us a GMC Yukon V8 4x4, 8 seater monster truck. The first state off the rank is FLORIDA with it's Hispanic feel. Much of the signage is in Spanish. Miami has similarities to the Gold Coast. It has similar beaches, canals, palm trees, high rises and wide open roads. Most of our exploring in Florida will be left for when Allison and Adriaan are here in February.
A few hours North of Miami is the ...