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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 ...
... 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.
So yesterday on our second day we visited Arlington National Cemetery, the national holocaust museum, and Smithsonian museum of Natural History. Arlington was amazing. I haven't been there since I was in second grade and I remembered many things but definitely not everything. We saw the tomb of the unknown soldier, the changing of the guard, the memorial for the Challenger and Columbia, the JFK ...
Day 2: Washington DC
We awoke bright and early –seriously, very early, like 7.30am early – to find that we were parked in Washington DCs train station. After a quick talk on where the bus was parked, what the local attractions were and what time we had to be back, we set off to the train stations toilets to get ready for the day ahead.
Green Tortoise Rule Number 5: Always listen to where the bus is parked. Maybe even mark it on the map. Otherwise you may ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center