Courtyard By Marriott Alexandria Old Town/Southwest
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on our way back from Easter Sunday in North Carolina we decided to stay at the Courtyard Marriott in Alexandria Virginia. It was absolutely beautiful and we most definitely will be back. 7th floor king sized bed and gorgeously clean. Romantic night with my baby at Clyde's. although the service was not so great the atmosphere was awesome and food as well. Awesome little adventure! 4/21/14
... firmly and politely told us no food or drink inside. I had been carrying a brioche around all morning, and wasn't giving it up for any foreign government, so we left.
Walked a bit more and ended up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I wanted to see the White House across the North Lawn. It is a starkly beautiful building. Unfortunately the sun was behind it, so my photos aren't very good. I suggested to Terry we could go back in the morning when the light ...
... massive statue of Abraham Lincoln. The Gettysburg address is inscribed on the wall inside. Martin Luther King Jr gave his "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the memorial in 1963.
The Capitol Building is at the other end of the Mall. It is massive, and the police presence here was much stronger, with police carrying automatic weapons, police dogs, and "riot" vans parked with the motor running. This is all a reminder that the Capitol was ...
... end said, "By the way, I like your accent." Oh dear, I realized. I have an accent. And I'm quite sure it's not a very good one.
For now, though, I wait. I wait until my visa gets stamped on my passport. I wait until the last of the boxes arrives in Spain. And I wait until someone buys this couch. But in the words of Tom Petty, "The waiting is the hardest part."
... and how to hide in plain site. There was also another section where you crawl through air ducts, see all the James Bond villains, see props from the movies and see one of the original James Bond Austin Martin cars that came with all of the special tools to get out of a high speed chase intact. To complete the mission at the end we were able to buy tools at the spy museum gift shop. There were disguises, listening devices, handcuffs, mustaches, books and ...