Extended Stay America - Columbia - Laurel - Ft. Meade
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... that chokes out all the native
plants. Or something. Basically, I REALLY don't want to screw it up!
The tricky thing with doing development and aid abroad is that there
really needs to be a Hypocratic Oath type of "Do no harm" rule. The hard
part is figuring out what exactly the externalities will be.But I'm probably overthinking it. I'm so excited to get my hands dirty helping people in a really tangible, direct way.
Ok taking off ...
... we will be doing that anytime soon. We got given umbrellas from reception and we headed out into the... Glorious sunshine?? I was looking forward to the cool, yet somewhat wet weather, as I thought it would make it easier. It wasn't too humid though so we headed for The Lincoln Memorial. It was about a half an hour walk, so not too bad. Always love looking from Lincoln down The Mall to The Capitol. It is so iconic. We managed ...
... on the second floor of the air and space museum as I need to let my phone charge. We only have about an hour and a half here which seems like no time at all looking at the size of this place. Half of the kids are watching a movie with Mr. Dehning in the giant Imax and half of the kids are wandering the exhibits here. Did you know that these places are free?? It has been so weird to walk into these INCREDIBLE museums and not pay a cent! So very cool...
... death. It showed us that the pop life was not great joy - it could change a person's life. The Spy Museum was good for the last day. It was cool when we got to try to be secret agents. We had a great time in Washington DC. I would definitely do it again.
Maryann: Very, very busy day today. Started at Ford's Theater. We saw a small two-man play that helped explain the events and feelings surrounding Lincoln's assassination without being scary.
From there we ate ...
... to bring me to terminal A/Exit. There another long walk. I thought I was mistaking when I again saw a train. A stewardess that was on my plane was friendly enough to put me on the right track and direct me to the Flyer bus. The flyer bus office was closed. Cleaning guys told me the first bus wouldn't be running for an hour and directed me to the I-5 bus. That one I couldn't find. Another helpful stewardess told me it would run on different times in the ...
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