Days Inn College Park
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... DC and our mobile home. Our third day, Sunday, was a marathon of walking up and down the Mall, all the way up to the Capitol (to find it closed) and over to the White House. We're talking serious footwork here. I got to see the Vietnam and Korean Memorials in the day light. They're both special and memorable, but the former holds rank, of course. Monday we decided on having a somewhat easier day of it, just ...
... and refuel, onto Women's in the Arts museum - Not quite what we were expecting and definitely not our cup of tea. We soon high tailed it out of there. A little bit of retail shopping and then on for tea at Hill Country BBQ. OMG. A meal for two fed four. Meat, meat and more meat. Back to the hotel for a cup of tea, pack bags ready for early start Saturday morning heading for Lancaster County and Amish area. (Note to self. - Must remember to drive on right hand side - look out ...
Today we went to see some of the monuments in DC. The weather is suppose to start getting into the 50's after tomorrow so we want to see all the outside stuff while it is still warmer. It was a beautiful 67 today.
We started with the Lincoln Memorial. It was a wonderful site to see the monument and ...
... if they were on patrol.
The Lincoln Memorial came next. This is a beautiful memorial that is depicted on the back of the penny.
We then visited the Vietnam Memorial and Vietnam Womens Memorial. These are very somber reminders of the pain that endures from the Vietnam era.
We walked by the White House. After lunch, we heard sirens and a convoy of black cars went scurrying by toward the rear entrance of the White ...
... in through the main door and proceed down a corridor until you look out into the aircraft museum. You can see the space wing just beyond the aircraft wing. The centerpiece of the air portion is the SR-71 spy plane, which is viewed in the foreground in front of the space shuttle Discovery. This is an amazing view of these two pieces of our aviation and space exploration history.
Beyond this, the museum is ...
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