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 ...
... group was doing a similar trip from Florida north as far as Canada, but unlike us they are completing it in two weeks.
We are now taking a short break from our travels and heading back to Illinois during the weekend. Next Wednesday Jens flies back to Copenhagen to attend a 50th soldier buddy anniversary. Our trip will resume when he returns in early September. There will be a short hiatus in the blog. See you again in September! ...
... control euipment and had a live feed through from ATC at Dulles tower. On the top of the tower there was an observation area that looked out over the airport and the surrounding countryside. We spent several hours there stopping for lunch at the inevitable McDonalds restaurant which seems to inhabit all of these places. We leave DC tomorrow on route to Niagara falls and hopefully away from the traffic jams for a short ...
... you betcha ya... In the immortal words of Oscar Wilde "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all". I'm all for living and this will never change!!! Note: for those of you who are new to my blogs and my writing style, I will throw this sort of stuff in as it represents not just what is physically happening, but the feelings they invoke and that's the that's the difference between my blogs and a commentary, commentaries are great ...
After Philadelphia we caught the bus to Washington DC (yes we are catching buses to get around the states, all walks of life on board these buses) and DC really surprised us, it exceeded our expectations. The people are not the friendliest but what a beautiful place.
We only had one day in DC so we had to pack everything in, all museums in DC are free so there is heaps to see.
We started with a visit to the United States Capitol. After ...