Metro Points Hotel - Washington North
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... It's was ok. Pizza and salad. After dinner we were back on the bus for a guided tour of the monuments and sights of the city. We stopped at the Capitol building, with a view of the Washington monument. Back on the bus we toured around the National Mall area ( museum central) then off to the Thomas Jefferson memorial. Then it's a short drive to the Franklin D Roosevelt monument. Where we see the achievements of FDR with inspiring ...
... so I think the Obamas were home.
We then headed down the Mall in the opposite direction to yesterday, towards the Lincoln Memorial. Along the way we passed the Washington Monument, which currently has scaffolding around it and is undergoing repairs after an earthquake shook it a few years ago, and the World War Two Memorial. We then walked along the Reflecting Pool. For those of you who have seen Forrest Gump (who hasn’t?!) this is ...
... around 5 the next and around 7 the next. The traffic was the same no matter what time. The traffic was even jammed on the roads going into the city.
We arrived in Union Station, which is simply cool, then we hopped on our trolley tour and headed to the hot spots of DC. Our first stop was the Jefferson Memorial. The more I learn about Jefferson the more I respect him. What an ...
I arrived a Heathrow, lots of time, so it was just a case of checking and get airside, nope this is United airlines and nothing so simple as that, but I got my ticket then had to get my bagged weighed, fine 18 Kgs, well under, but they couldn't find anyone to lift it so I had to cart it downstairs to put it in a bin (escorted by a guard of course) then back up and go through security
Well that did go well, no dramas, but all I had time for was a coffee before ...
... so we’d be all set for a drumming presentation and then an introductory docent led tour. I wish I was better at remembering tidbits of an hour tour, or at least one of the many stories. Here’s some information about the best museum presentation of a cultural group that I’ve ever experienced: http://nmai.si.edu/home/
- It’s 4:30 PM now and I’m ...
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