Courtyard by Marriott Herndon Reston
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After an early start the morning was quite an emotional time. Our first stop was Arlington Cemetary. It was much bigger than we ever imagined, with white crosses as far as the eye could see. We saw the Kennedy gravesites, changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was a very moving experience. After finding some 'free parking' …
... possible frostbite were worth it. We'll see.
Back at the hotel to read the paper and warm my toes...boy they needed it. Then we headed to a little cafe for breakfast. Nice little place just down the block. Cheaper than the $15 buffet in the hotel, even if Kevin eats free!!!
Knowing Kevin would not like the .9 mile walk anymore than I did, we took a cab to the BE&G at 9:55 am. We arrived and went right in. ...
... bright blue sky, apart from around Baltimore where we could see their cruise port and the city skyline. A google car went past us at exit 7 so we'll have to check google maps when we get back to see if we've been immortalised. The journey was pretty easy other than a little drama at a toll plaza. We pulled up to a coin only booth so Alan had to reverse to get to one that would accept the notes we had. Apparently that's a big no no though as ...
... we still had the Korean memorial to see and then find some dinner!
In am so glad we saw this at night, for those of you that don't know this memorial has about 15 life sized metal molded soldiers stalking through the bush, look up a picture online, it is very cool.
At night they are lit from below and the whole area is very eerie. In the darkness they look very real and the effect is both sad and a little scary,they look like ghosts in the half light. Another ...
Pretty uneventful day. Lecture in the morning, finished packing and then off to the Hazy Air & Space Center to look at the World War 2 planes. On the plane now, the planes nice but not as large as I figured. Unfortunately I have a fidgety kid behind me doing his best Gene Kruppa impersonation. We're taking off now, 7 hours to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool