DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring
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... and the oldest one is made of steel beams and girders. Double Crested Cormorants galore. Many gulls on the beach in many different stages of plumage. Very difficult to spot the "odd one out". Still Laughing, Black Backed and Ring Billed I am sure about, but I surely must have seen others without noticing them. Mockingbirds were new to me, Goldfinches I had seen before.
We left early enough to be sure that we could avoid any traffic returning for ...
... in the old guard are in their 20’s or 30’s and are extremely motivated. Once they retire the old guard soldiers are not allow to drink alcohol or swear for the rest of their lives.
In the evening, the group went on a city lights tour and we saw the White House (which is really small compared to photos!), and lots of memorials - Vietnam, Lincoln, Washington, Korean, Martin Luther King, Capitol Building. It was a freezing ...
... an inscription on the steps where Martin Luther King Jr. stood. I wish I knew about that while I was down there.
Looking down from the steps, the sight of the Reflecting Pool with the Washington Monument in the background must be a beautiful picture. I will definately have to see for myself when the construction is finished. It is amazing how small the World War II Memorial looked (behind the Reflecting Pool) from up here.
The Korean War Memorial was also ...
... the States, you realise how much of an effort it is to manage the country as a whole. Sheer size and population warrant the very need for central governments in each state, but I cannot envisage the complexities involved with controlling it all under one banner, and following agreed purposes. I feel in awe at those that attempt this, as surely it's no easy task. If one is looking for action, challenges, and opportunity to represent your people and country, then this ...
... huis valt een beetje tegen als je het zo in werkelijkheid ziet. Een stuk kleiner dan je eigenlijk denkt, maar goed... het is en blijft toch het witte huis. Flinke beveiliging om het huisje van de President heen heeft ook wel weer iets. Als je goed kijkt op de foto dan zie je zelfs beveiliging op het dak van het huis.
Daarna maar meteen doorgelopen richting The Mall. Hier is heel veel te beleven. Alle musea en memorials liggen eigenlijk wel in of aan The Mall. Een paar ...
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