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The tour started the day at Capitol Hill, still in Washington D.C. We saw the workplaces of two of the three branches of government: Supreme Court and the House of Representatives. Supreme Court seemed to demand attention in my eyes, being so large and solid. But, I found the fact that there is a basketball court above the actual Supreme Court most fascinating. I thought it's nickname, "the highest court in the land" was a kicker! Going into ...
... which has been built between the two highway corridors. There were many food outlets and a small tourist information counter but we were able to get a Maryland State map and info about tolls etc. It was strange having to go off to the left from the fast lane to access the rest stop and then re-enter into the fast lane. At least there was a very long entrance lane to get up the speed we needed.
While there we booked our hotel in Washington DC ...
... and this happens - too funny!! All in all Amanda and I gained a new appreciation for bus travel in NYC.
Arriving in DC, we took a cab past Kristy’s work, grabbed keys and went back to her place to shower, snooze and recharge after this interesting journey. Kristy came home after work and it was time to catch up for the 2nd time on this journey and explore DC. We were in DC for 4 nights, Friday through Monday nights and it was game time. Kristy was the hostess with ...
Had a pretty decent sleep considering the sleeping arrangements. Woke up without alarm & headed out for a day exploring. Took a lot of photos!
My favourite building is the Capitol building. This part of the city is a total contrast to the suburb we are staying in. It's clean and full of tourists, this is the area they want you see.
The White House is an experience & I over hear a man telling his kids, "This is the White House, well it's ...
... toilets around the memorials were locked because of the shutdown - so there was just nowhere to go! It was another way to show us how ridiculous and over the top Americans can be. John-Henry and I took matters into our own hands and went among some trees.
Next was the Korean War Veterans Memorial which had 19 steel sculptures. Then to the marble Martin Luther King memorial. By then Simon and the boys had had ...