Courtyard By Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol
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... as a human shield from them was particularly amusing. I hate birds! This really shouldn’t be news to most of you; however I doubt anyone has seen me panic as a swarm of giant Canadian geese turn from their peaceful mooring on a grassy knoll to take flight and head directly for us. Yes okay, they were actually aiming for the other side of the reflecting pool but did they have to wait till I was walking by to make this collective decision to move?! Later Alex and Ruth told me ...
Today we had tickets for the Big Bus hop on / hop off tour. Of course there are 3 similar businesses in town.... we think we have tickets to a mythical bus. All day we saw the other 2 companies trundling around, saw stops for their buses, representatives for their companies selling tickets.... but Big Bus??? Not a bus. Not a sign they exist, until 4:45 when we saw an empty out of service bus go past. Such a rip off!
Anyway we started at the Spy ...
Well, the best laid plans get changed when we rely on a GPS to get us where we need to go, and then battling pouring rain. When we finally got from Silver Spring to DC via the Metro, we showed up late to the Bureau of Engraving and were told we could not enter for 2 hours. Since it was pouring, we decided to go next door to the National Holocaust Museum, which we had been to a few years ago. AS we went ...
... with a tribute to one of the great American presidents.
Our afternoon then centred on a visit to the Arlington cemetery where we saw a very impressive changing of the guard, with great precision and ceremony, and visited JFK's grave which is located there. It is a very moving place to see, and well worth the visit.
Finally we saw the JFK cultural centre, large and stylish, with an opera house and 5 other concert halls. There were other buildings too but it would be ...
... in some kind of bread. Was pretty good though and no Taliban insight. Managed to catch the train back to Richmond on time though and it was raining.
Day 66 - 26th November 2013
It was proper throwing it down today and Paul was away visiting a mate of his. Decided to sort through my bits and bobs to pack for when we leave, nothing much happened today. Had some fried chicken for tea.
Day 67 - 27th November 2013
As thanksgiving ...