Howard Johnson Inn College Park
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... initial joy turned to
concern when I seriously couldn’t find her. I wandered galleries without luck
and sat waiting on a bench close to the front door until, right on closing
time, she came wheeling along, happy as larry and oblivious to the worry she
had caused me.
We cabbed to Chinatown, and had a Guinness and a light feed
at an irish pub near the station before getting back to the hotel for an early
... into the City and walked all the hell over. We finally ended up at the Capitol and took a photo op tour of the rotunda. Very round. In spite of what goes on in there it's a pretty place. Actually, it is amazing, historically, and architecturally, if somewhat disappointing politically. Also on our wanderings we stumbled into the Smithsonian Art and Portrait Museum. They had a really curious collection of ...
Wednesday we went to the Smithsonian American History Museum. We were going to do that and Natural History in one day but discovered that one a day is the most you can do. Today we went to the Natural History Museum. We actually enjoyed this one more than American History. Maybe because we have been to so many of the actual ...
... massive statue of Abraham Lincoln. The Gettysburg address is inscribed on the wall inside. Martin Luther King Jr gave his "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the memorial in 1963.
The Capitol Building is at the other end of the Mall. It is massive, and the police presence here was much stronger, with police carrying automatic weapons, police dogs, and "riot" vans parked with the motor running. This is all a reminder that the Capitol was ...
... in Virginia at one of our member parks so it will be cheap. I can't wait to see that little one (and his brother, Spencer).
We are going into DC tomorrow just to look around a bit. We are taking the trolley around the city. When I get back from Arizona then we will see all the sights there we want to see. We are planning 3 to 4 weeks for that.