Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
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... wet sand is applied to the boards. This process is repeated several times to complete the look. Washington inherited the estate from his older half brother in 1754 when the house was a small colonial cottage and spent the next 45 years expanding both the estate and the house. The house is furnished in a similar style as it would have been at the time of his death in 1799. A lot of the furniture and furnishings were owned by the Washington's, such as ...
Washington - Smithsonian etc. again.
The first stop today was a mega walk up the mall (the green strip up to the Lincoln Memorial -you have seen photos of Abe Lincoln, sculpted from marble sitting on a high backed chair.) In galleries on either side were engraved a couple of his speeches. Interesting. In the longer one he made quite a few quotes from the Bible. This was part of his second inaugural speech while the Civil War was on:
... the entire staff come out to greet him every time but we were on the wrong angle to see this. Super cool though!
Our tour continued to see the gigantic obelisk that is a monument to George Washington and then through the "mall" which is then large section between Capitol Hill and the Lincoln monument. It has all the smithsonian museums on one side of the obelisk and on the other side is the war memorials, the reflection pool and the Lincoln monument. ...
Today we walked down to the National Mall to have a look through some of the Smithsonian museums and to see the famous monuments and memorials. We started out by stopping at the White House, it was pretty surreal to be standing outside it, looking at it in person. The grounds were in perfect condition and we considered how cool it would be to be the President’s gardener, not that we like gardening… Next stop was the Washington monument, ...
... us well informed and entertained. Visited the aerospace museum which is packed full of great things. We were there for a couple of hours and saw all the main attractions but one could spend a week there and still not take in all the details. Behind the museum was an out of this world Maccas which Mitchell, in particular, was very fascinated in. We hung out and had dinner at the Union train station. Sounds boring but it wasn't. As well as a ...