Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Historic District Alexandria
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... next bit hard to understand but it is typical of American culture. When we were in Washington visiting the memorials etc. Bill insisted on wearing an American baseball style hat which has as it's logo 'World War II Veteran, as he needed it to keep warm. On each day he wore it members of the public would come up to him and touch him on the shoulder or shake his hand and say 'thank you for your service'. On some occasions they would ...
We weighted up a couple of options and chose to head East into North Carolina. Waiting for us there was an old friend from school Gemma and her husband Andy who were on a 3 month vacation around the States.
We all headed down to the local flea market where someone put this gun from ...
Today was another fun filled day! We were up at 4 and out the door by 5 in Baltimore. We caught another Amtrak to Washington D.C. and were here by 7 this morning! We went to drop our bag off at the hotel but they said they had empty rooms and we could already check in! Then the real adventure started. Our hotel is about a mile away from the National Mall and we decided to walk there. On the way we stopped to take pictures ...
Today we took on the war memorials. Wow, I didn't know there were that many in this city, and each one is so cleverly designed and thought provoking. We thought it'd best to take a tour and have someone tell us all about the history of them. But, when your tour bus turns up, it's a black van, a shaddy character behind the wheel and you're the only ones to board, well you feel rather apprehensive! Thankfully looks can be ...
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I really enjoyed my time in Washington DC but boy are we tired! We have done so much and seen so many amazing things it feels like we need a holiday from our holiday! We spent five full days in DC and there is still lots we didn’t see!
It started off well with a relaxing drink down by the river in a bar, where we were both asked for ID for the first time since arriving in the US. We then spent our first full day wandering ...