Courtyard by Marriott Greenbelt
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... our last day a new barrier had been out up at the back of the White House and you could not get near that fence. Such a shame.
In terms of monuments and memorials what can you say except this city is the city that has the most. We didn't see all of them but we tried hard. We visited the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Veterans Memorial, WW1 Memorial, National World War 11 Memorial, Boys Scouts Memorial, Grant Memorial, Peace ...
Last day in DC.
We visited the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, hereafter known as TJM. Its a circular building which is quite spectacular. Giant size statue of said Thomas in the portico. TJ is another one who has been elevated to God status. He does have big feet though. Nonetheless it is one of instantly recognised landmarks in DC. Critics have called it Jefferson's Muffin
By the way its Father's day here, so there are a lot of fathers ...
... all the signs to show that the president was arriving soon. They closed off the streets, had several fire trucks just chilling around the place and in conjunction with the normal sharpshooters that patrol the roof of the White House they also had two on top of the adjacent building, plus the regular police chopper was continually sweeping around. Sure enough, three of the choppers arrived and one separated and touched down in the backyard of the White House! Too ...
We are in Greenbelt, Maryland until November 1st, and may stay longer depending on how much we want to see in Washington, DC. We are only 12 miles from the Capital. Had a great day on Saturday October 19th. We took the Metro rail into DC. to the National Mall and walked to the Capital. We had a tour guide for the Capital tour, and because tourism was down from ...
... amazing planetarium where we watched a documentary about stars and real planes including fighter jets from World War II. It was a great experience and we learnt a lot. We also saw the
Smithsonian Castle which was rather pretty and The Capitol building.
For dinner we went to 14th Street which is a trendy strip full of tapas bars, coffee shops and cool restaurants. After we looked around for a while, we decided on a place ...