Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston
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We're a little footsore after two days exploring DC.
Those who have visited will know that the layout of the city is impressive and very Parisian. Not surprising as a French chap was in charge of the planning. The line up of the Capitol, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial is striking. Unfortunately the reflecting pool has …
So much to do, so little time. The week passed in a blur. The Sandy storm came and went, leaving us a little more bedraggled than before. More branches down in the back yard from our two giant oak trees. Unluckily nothing big came down on our cars. Poor old New Jersey and New York get a prelude of what global warming will bring. I try to get a few things ready for the trip -- but taking pictures, processing them ...
...parking in DC (a primer by a Country Bumpkin)
I try not to use the word, but I HATE parking & to a lesser degree driving in DC. It took us over 45 minutes to find a parking spot even with 'Jill' (our GPS) helping. There are (apparently) no parking lots/buildings - unless you are a permit (read diplomat) holder. We eventually found a spot on Constitution Avenue, one of the BIG streets. Oh yeah, we saw LOTS of spots before that which ...
... Kathy was able to enjoy her last diet Pepsi. Her diet soda choices internationally are Coke Light, there is more about this in our Greek blog. We boarded a Boeing 757-200 decorated with IcelandAir logos for the 5 hour flight to Keflavik, site of the old US Air Force / Navy installation and now the International Air field on the West coast of Iceland. Arrival is schedule for just after 6 am local ...
... can plan our day around climbing the monument.
The National Museum of Natural History was much more time consuming as I originally thought. It was only around 4 something in the afternoon now so I'm glad we put it in today. I always found these museums pretty interesting. There were skeletons of all sorts of dinosaurs from the T-Rex, stegasaurus, triceratops, giant sloth, mastadon, wooly mammoth, small bird-like dinosaurs, ancient elk, and much more. They had a regular ...
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