Holiday Inn Washington College Park
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We had thought to go into DC today to revisit the Lincoln Memorial and have lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl (apparently a DC must), but as the morning grew incredibly hotter and muggier, we decided on an alternate plan. We would get up early tomorrow and go into town before the heat melted us.
So, instead, today we hung around the RV and napped, went to the pool, napped, had ice cream, napped (you get the idea). This was a good, do-nothing ...
... lesson here, and I’m afraid you’ll get so bored that you’ll fall asleep. And since many of you are reading this while you drive home from work, I wouldn’t want you falling asleep while you drive.
So I’ll tell you a joke. That should wake you up.
Here goes. You ready?
Why did the chicken cross the road? TO KEEP HIS SUSPENDERS UP!
Wait. I’m not sure I told that correctly. I think I bored myself to ...
... on, got about half-way up, and the escalator stopped! I’m not kidding, now. It really did. Half-way up! It was terrifying. We stayed on that thing for a half-hour before the fire department came and put up ladders so that we could get off. Barbara made it down okay, but I had to be carried down the ladder on a big, burly firefighter’s shoulder! It was okay, though. She spoke nicely to me and kept me calm on the way ...
... We discovered there is a connecting tunnel between the two buildings and this was very handy. I had heard about this tunnel from reading Dan Brown's book, "The Lost Symbol" which was set entirely in Washington DC. It turned out that we were able to get on an earlier tour at 10:10 am so we took it. It's a 45 minute tour which starts with a 15 minute film. They use headsets and FM radio controlled mikes as a number of groups go through at the same time, but there was ...
... that the Australian Embassy is significantly over represented if Embassy size is related to population.. From there it was back into the city for the monument part of the trip. We jumped off the Trolley at Union station, which is right next to the Capital building. Spent some time there looking around and taking a few snaps. We picked up the next shuttle and headed off to the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War ...