Holiday Inn Washington College Park
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... Presidential seal was not on the cars, but we suspected that they contained the Obama girls on their way home from school or shopping. We do not really know if this is the case, but it is fun to assume it from the way the cars sped by.
We stopped by Ford's Theater to see the box where LIncoln was shot. They have a very nice museum in the basement providing more Lincoln history as well as information on Booth and his accomplices. We ...
... treasure. Spacecraft and aircraft from all eras are displayed. They have the Enola Gay, which was the B-29 that delivered the first A-bomb and a Concorde SST. From the Cessna 180 flown around the world by the first woman to do so way back in 1964 to Nazi planes to Cold War aircraft, this is an amazing place to visit to see an exceptional array of aircraft with all their related histories.
... was very popular. The guided tour was well-worth joining, or rather a must. It doesn't mean that the guide was great, but that if you don't take the tour, you can't see the inside of the Capital. I was impressed by rooms of the Capitol as well as its outside appearance.
After that, I visited the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, which was the museum I was looking forward to visiting. Strangely the museum was closed, although I arrived at the museum at ...
... 2:30 pm it was bloody freezing, I was glad I had gloves on. Arlington is a military operated cemetery, and you have to be a somebody to get in here, but they have around 20 funerals a day here. Mainly ex war Hero's or serving soldiers. It is massive and you could spend hours just trying to find one plot so we decided to expedite that and grab a tour they run. It took us past all the famous sites like ...
... in front of us that nod for everything Obama says, and shake their heads slowly when Romney speaks. That's kind of fun to watch.
DC was pretty cool today. It didn't rain, it ended up real clear, and low 80's (just real humid). We were pretty wiped out by 5pm. We left the campground at 8, on a bus that took us to a subway, and we were on the Capitol Mall by 9. First stop was a tour by our local Senator's office, of ...
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