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Absolutely gorgeous weather today so we played tourist. Mary Jane took me to Mt Vernon which was George Washington's beautiful home overlooking the Potomac River.
It was a bit of a lesson for me - didn't really study American history at school - he really was quite an innovative and ...
... is one of the good points about our trip to Washington (1-lets count them as we go along). Another bum note was hit, however, when we looked out of the window to see snow bucketing down.
Still we were desperate to get out of the horrid hostel and with only one day in Washington had plenty to do, so at 8.15 we were out in the bucketing snow ready for some sightseeing and museums and hopeful that they would clear up.
Out into the blizzard we trekked, first ...
... very essentials of life. They do not turn anyone away who needs help. It was founded in 1991 by a Romanian Orthodox priest who went to Bucharest to rescue several disabled women who were living in the sewers. They were the first residents. Now their is a variety of people living there including children who have been abandoned by their parents, mothers and children who have come from abusive situations, families who are too poor to ...
... the Korean War Memorial. Nineteen statues of American soldiers were scattered through the garden giving an impressive sight. Nearby were the names of the countries who fought alongside the United States in this war, including Australia. This was a moving remembrance.
We next hopped off the bus at Capital Hill to tour the place where the United States government resides. We were able to join a guided tour of the ...
... only been doing tours in America this year). Anyway, more on her later. We also meet everybody else - 17 travellers all together - 16 Australians and one token guy Lucas from Brazil. People from Sydney, Wollongong, Hobart, Darwin, Albury and not many from Victoria. All very nice of course and slowly getting to know each other. We have a massive coach so we have plenty of room to spread out and relax. Now to the tourist things. As you can tell by the blog name, we headed ...
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