Extended Stay America - Washington, D.C. - Chantilly - Dulles South
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Please pray travel mercies over us and our entire group - we are 96 strong! Wellness, stamina, and protection for us all. And for the families and schedules we leave behind.
The countdown is on!
... br> The Washington Monument is 550 ft tall and made entirely with stone blocks set on top of each other with no mortar. Some stones were damaged in the 2011 earthquake and the repairs are still happening. 50 flags surround the monument, representing the states (don't know about the 51st). ...
... It's 4:32am and I'm seated by my window in the back of the plane patiently awaiting takeoff. I also learned that my flight from El Salvador to Costa Rica has been delayed four hours. So now I will be spending six hours in San Salvador rather than two. ...
... etc. Also...the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center!
This museum essentially houses the collection that can't fit in the Air and Space Museum in DC. Included is the famous B-29 Super Fortress "Enola Gay," an Air France Concorde, an XF-35 (our most advanced fighter jet) and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The museum has an open floor concept so it's a bit overwhelming to take in. Check out my photos for some of the highlights. The ...
... glass, ropes and alarms surrounded these documents.
We read various bits and pieces about presidents, slavery, equal rights, and boy do they like their Rights, and we saw a great photography exhibition from the 70's........ Yay, more pretty pictures for me.
We walked along The Mall (that's the large grassy bit in between Capitol Hill and the Washington monument, about a mile long). We sat on the steps of parliament, watched some local uni kids play softball ...
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