Holiday Inn Washington College Park
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... It contained original news broadcasts of all the major news stories in the past 100 years or so with archives and preserved original items from the stories. From 9/11 to the first female investigative journalist, the museum was a huge source of news history that was full to the brim with really interesting information. The building was huge with 3 floors of exhibits (including one on anchorman), a T.V studio and a 4D cinema. On the top floor, there was a observatory ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... a cardiac arrest victim (shooting). I'd trade big, noisy and shiny for a vehicle that goes (and doesn't catch fire).
The Pentagon is an interesting place, although here's a fun fact - I didn't realise the Pentagon isn't located in the District of Colombia. It is actually in the adjacent state of Virginia, albeit just across the Potomac River. It is the USA Defence HQ, so you'd expect security to be tight, which it is. However, I ...
... bed where Lincoln died in the building across the street.
We ended the day with a walk through the International Spy Museum. While this was a little "Hollywood," it did contain quite a lot of cool spy stuff, like shoes with hidden compartments, spy cameras, and other things straight out of James Bond movies. We learned that the movies are not really all that far off when it comes to spycraft, and sometimes the spy agencies ...