Extended Stay America - Washington, D.C. - Chantilly - Airport
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We are finally getting into trip mode. Yes, we should've been in trip mode for the last month, but that's another story. The kids are back in school, we are healthy and rested and ready for adventure!!
We are copying passports, getting travel-sized toiletries, and converting dollars to euros. We are downloading apps, figuring out how "not to roam," and finding the best ways to stay in touch while ...
... all privately funded originally by Mr Smithsonian who loved the USA and left his money to his nephew on the proviso that if he didn't have an heir it would go the US - and this what was set up. The city is known as the 'city of trees', and we would agree - 10,000 different varieties ...
The past two days have giving me very little sleep. Maybe 3-4 hours total....yet surprisingly I woke 30 minutes before my alarm began screaming into my ears. I managed the check-in counter, security, and the long hike to my gate fueled by only one cup ...
... Pittsburgh, Scranton...and yes...even Allentown. They all depress me. And in my eyes, Pennsylvania is simply a huge obstruction to seeing the rest of the country.
After we escaped Pennsylvania it was on to eight whole minutes of Delaware (eight too many if you ask me) followed by Maryland (we cool MD. we cool). Finally....Virginia! Home of....uhhh....more fast food restaurants per capita than any state but Mississippi! And Jefferson, ...
Saturday: our last full day here and we thought we'd take it easy in the 38* heat. We went to the National Archives, which, as you could imagine holds all sorts of historical and legal documents dating back hundreds of years. There's even a copy of the Magna Carta. Once in the building, we joined the queue to see the original documents of what made up the American Constitution and Bill of Rights. More very serious uniformed people barking strict instructions and ...
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