Hilton Garden Inn Rockville - Gaithersburg
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... the Blue Ridge Mountains for a quick 15 mile, 2 night backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. Getting out into the mountains was AWESOME. Virginia is beautiful. We met some friends who we did the loop with and had a great time. Hiking the second day was challenging as I tweaked my ankle pretty bad the day before so Nick carried some extra weight on the way down. I am hoping it is nothing too serious.
That pretty much ...
... By the way, he did have Welsh ancestors. The buggers get everywhere. Inside the memorial is so impressive. Lincoln's statue stands (sorry sits) at 27 foot tall. There's usually knowledgable memorial staff around who are happy to give you a history lesson. I heard on the news that they will be taking the scaffolding down off the Washington memorial. They have almost finished the repairs ...
... We'd heard bits and pieces on TV that the US government was going to shut down?! How and why seemed unclear to us but it would definitely have implications on our visit. We would find out tomorrow in our first proper day of 'work'. Although we've only been here one night. It feels like much longer already.... In a good way! That's not a ...
... From the Washington Monument we follow the way Southbound and walk around The Tidal Basin, which was a bit bigger than expected. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is situated by the basin and is a great monument to visit. The texts written on the walls are inspirational and so is the monument. That was a great spot to sit down, breathe it all in and rest our feet for a short while until continuing part II of the tidal basin tour and see some more memorials along ...
... over and all you can eat sundae bar and race car games.
We then checked into our hotel, which is gorgeous!! Most students were exhausted from our first day and went right to bed. After 10pm check in's we said our goodnights and got our rest for another long day.
Thanks for following our adventures! Internet is harder to come by than I thought so this will be updated as much as possible!!
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