Holiday Inn Washington College Park
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... a place to take pictures. Afterwards we next door to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where they print our money. We took the tour to watch them print money, one billion dollars a day. Most of it is replacement but the guide said that a percentage is additional money. (running out of money, just print more???) No photography allowed.
Tomorrow, we are heading south on our way to Orlando in about a week and ...
... of the Capitol. Next we were split into smaller groups and given headphones by our guide, Jay. We went to three separate areas of the building where we were given history lessons going back to the days of George Washington. We saw the most beautiful architecture and art, including the painting under the dome itself. Wow!!!!! There was a frieze under it depicting the history of America (from Columbus) when his GPS failed, lol and ...
... guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and an awesome view of DC from the hilltop home of Robert E. Lee. Didn't know before yesterday that his wife was the step-grandaughter of George Washington. Washington had no children of his own but Martha was a widow with two children when they met. It is really something to see all those grave markers going for ever.
... shown first in the movies. It was pretty interesting.
Finally, i was reminded of why I despise public transportation when our bus from the subway to the campground was late (or really, nonexistent), after a long hot day on our feet. Though we made it back in time to eat, dip in the pool, and do laundry, I do not like to rely on bus schedules to get around. We are done with this now as we more on to other adventures beginning tomorrow.
... and many other things. Then we took a bus to the Holocaust museum. It was incredible to see. We went through 3-4 exhibits however were not able to go into their "permanent exhibit" which is the largest exhibit they have because you need a special ticket booked weeks in advance for that and we did not have it. After the museum we headed to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. This was amazing ...
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