Howard Johnson Express Inn-College Park
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... 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 ...
... a beautiful memorial to all those that served the USA. Past the Pool of Reflections to the Korean War Memorial, 19 full size male statues dressed in battle fatigues, reflected in a mirrored granite wall with the finest of etchings, depicting men and women whom served. This was an amazing memorial and the reflections in the wall was very clever.
The Lincoln memorial is HUGE and all marble, amazing and what great views of Washington and the vast park areas.
... 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.
... knowing that the museum is next to the airport. Then, a toll booth appears. Traffic to the airport is exempt, but of course traffic to everything else out there (including the museum) is subject to the toll. OK, we pay the toll and continue rolling along. Then, the scam is perfected when you have to pay toll to get off the road. So, they literally get you coming and going. Of course, this entire process ...
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