Courtyard by Marriott BWI/Fort Meade
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... and the Adams Morgan area was a lot of fun. - Unfortunately on the 2nd night, an Asian checked into our room and sounded like a trumpet at 4am. I almost through my pillow at them. We were just about to get a perfect nights sleep and was woken by a fog horn. I got up and turned the light on but it didn't work so I started slapping my thong on the bed to make a loud noise until they woke up - it worked luckily enough! - the hostel was good - abit creepy but clean enough ...
... into the Capital Bldg. after passing through airport-type security. Most
impressive was the Capital Rotunda where presidents lie in state. I recall vividly Jackie Kennedy and her 2 children standing there beside the coffin of John F. Kennedy during those
terrible days. Rosa Parks is the last person to be afforded that privilege. (I was surprised that someone in our small tour group asked ...
... school kids. We gave up on that one and moved on to the Air and Space Museum, conveniently located only 100 miles or so up and across the National Mall. By the time we got there and got in, we saw a couple of exhibits and decided we were tired (I can’t imagine why), so we got a snack in their snack bar and called it a day. We’ll go back in a few days to see the rest.
We left about 3:20 and got ...
... ww2 memorial and then headed towards the U.S. Capitol building via the Jefferson monument and the smithsonian! As we got nearer the Capitol building we realised that there was a reason that we couldn't see the famous dome, there's scaffolding all over it! We were very lucky with the weather today, it's been really warm! (Finally) so he fountains were on (which makes a nice change as in NY all water was frozen!) We were just about to ...
... looking. Before you get to it though there are a few other memorials that stand in front of it. We walk about reading the placards of what they represent. There are water fountains for water fountains, the American flag hangs over everything you touch as if saying "it's American, don't even think about it'. We head to the reflecting pool and stand in awe of the sheer length of it and the reflection of the Lincoln statue in its waters. Although there are a lot of ...