Hampton Inn Fairfax City
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We reached our halfway destination--Lulu's parents in Fairfax, Virginia. Here, we will be staying until the end of next week.
After more than three weeks, it will be nice for the kids not to be constrained by a hotel checkout and travel schedule, or the limited space of a hotel room and car. Lulu, having finished her ...
... however police reinforcements were called in just before we arrived and were in the process of clearing out all the tourists who ignored the barriers. This was still somewhat fascinating and we were quite entertained by the protestors and general public’s frustrations/rants about the whole situation. Next we visited various war memorials which were partially open thanks to a group of war veteran’s protesting and breaking through the barriers earlier ...
... I'm not going to attempt to put our feelings into words. I'll write three sentences and let you use your imagination.
We were prepared to pay $70 to be killed at a motel 6 in Fredericksburg. We paid hotwire under $60 to stay at a Hilton in Fairfax. Our elation when the internet told us what hotel we had received was somewhere around lottery winner status.
Just happy to be alive.
... in the opposite direction for the 15 minutes we were there. DC isn't hotter than Arizona and Nevada, or even Texas, but it's incredibly humid, but that didn't stop him clacking along to the above timings to with true military precision. Our last stop at the cemetery was the marine corps monument. Based on Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer-winning photograph of six marines raising the stars and stripes on Mt Suribachi at Iwo Jima, it was bound to be impressive.
Yesterday was such a big day for us, so we had a big sleep in to recover. We needed a couple of things from Harley so we went to Patriot Harley Davidson in Fairfax Virginia, about 20kms from where we are staying.
The bike needed a clean so they did this for us for $20US which was a good deal. While we were waiting we met the Director of the local HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter, John Murphy and his wife Sharon. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
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