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... Place was pretty packed with tourists all trying to take selfies with themselves and Lincoln. Also saw the Vietnam memorial where all 53,000 US casualties were engraved on a black granite wall. Found 3 people with the name George Adams in the directory book of names on the wall. Tagged onto the back of people's tour groups to hear a bit of history for each sight. Also saw the Korean War memorial, the Martin Luther king ...
... about to fall off.
Despite the fact that the train had gotten into DC about an hour and a half later than it was supposed to, I was still technically too early to check in to my hotel room. I got lucky though, and the girl at the front counter was really, really nice. She let me check in early because the room was already available. It totally made my day.
So I went up to the room and took a blessedly cold shower. It was heaven in shower form, ...
... the many museums Washington has to offer. The cherry blossom colored the city white and pink. It was overwhelming to walk around in one of the most important cities in the world where the most powerful people live and gather. I thought it was very cool to finally recognize all the scenes from series such as CSI, Crisis and Scandal, which are all set in Washington. When we asked one of the bouncers how to get closer to the White House, he told us that Obama was setting out a massive Easter ...
... or less any weather conditions. I was making my way to the museums when I spotted the Old Post Office, a rare bit of architectural variety in D.C. It was due to be knocked down, since it wasn't in common with the new wave of buildings going up in the neoclassical style, but popular pressure saved it, and now tours are offered a few times a day-you can go up the tower yourself any time. I found an entrance and followed confusing directions from security-quick scan of the bag ...
A beautiful sunrise dappled a blue sky with rich pink clouds and suggested a fine day ahead. We planned to have an early breakfast at the hotel so that sightseeing could begin in earnest at the earliest opportunity. Breakfast was interesting. Plastic disposable cutlery and paper plates was not what we expected in the capital city of the free world, but maybe the message about sustainability hasn't taken root here. Washington has really surprised us. ...
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