Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Today after a fairly late lay in for us we went off at 0800 to go on a tour of the city of Washington DC. Now although it's the Capitol it isn't a State it is a territory and as such has no representation in the senate. The licence plates that we have seen on cars up to now have all had a little message and Washington DC's plate says" No taxes without representation". Ironic isn't it! We went to stop outside the White house but with ...
... come in between all of those and streets aren't continuous, some are one way and,to add to all this, the city is divided into quadrants, NE,NE, SE, SW and there are many roads both large and small which run diagonally. Perhaps unsurprisingly, even the locals have to stop and think hard about it all! It's a bit crazy!
Having said all that, the city is unbelievably well endowed with museums and art museums -a legacy of unparalleled philanthropy in this country-all the public ...
... in at our hostel. As soon as we got settled we went for a bit of a walk down the street but got absolutely drenched. So we went back to the hostel and played pool for a couple of hours before tea. Tea was cooked by our tour leader tom and was a dish of spaghetti bog and salad. After tea everyone seemed to do their own thing and seeing as most of the people from the UK flew in yesterday they were pretty wiped. So it's been a pretty relaxed early night for ...
... unpoliced we and others walked up and took advantage of the quietness to look around and take photos - all the fountains were turned off. Eventually we got to the Jefferson memorial people were lifting push bikes over the barriers I think they had had enough. There was a policeman here so we just took photos from the bottom and made our way back. Taking photos through the gates of the sculpture park, ...
Early start - "attempt" to walk across the bridge to the Washington Mall. Defeated by the roads :-(
Metro to "Foggy Bottom". Walk to the Lincoln Monument, Vietnam & WWII Memorials and then to the White House.
Metro back to the Hotel then drive to Pentagon City via Arlington and the Pentagon.
Drive through Northern Virginia and walk through Arlington Cemetery.
Drive out to Chantilly for dinner and ...