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Along the way we were barraged from the air by random acorns. A close inspection of the tree you may be under will provide a view of the naughty rat with bushy tail species who had finished with said acorn and moved it on...downwards.
As we walked along Constitution Avenue there was suddenly a lot of sirens and the helicopters were even closer. Traffic was pulling to the side and then a cavalcade of a very ...
... and think in mirror image to what we are used to. Once on the freeway, we were mostly okay, but had to be on constant alert lest we start to get complacent. We only had one or two heart-rate-rising moments, so not too bad.
When we stopped half way for lunch, we were hit by the warm, humid air when we got out of the car – not altogether unwelcome after coming straight from Melbourne Winter. The countryside around here is very lush, and green, ...
... etc suspended from the ceilings, at each level.
There are 19 in total, within the Smithsonian group and they seem to be growing, each year.
Late in the afternoon, we got back to the hotel, exhausted. The hotel was hosting a "pool party" and the local public were also invited. The sights keep us entertained as we sat in the bar and watched.
We were all too tired to go out, so ordered in Chinese as we leave early for New York City
... down the mall some to explore the monuments and memorials.
The rest will have to wait because I am tired.
Finally updating. A few notes about the Metro. We decided we liked the NYC subway much better. The fares were easier, the stations were better marked, the ride was smoother, and the cars had boards inside that actually worked. That said there is no way I would have wanted to try to drive around in the city. ...
... But I also think he was rather attractive for an older man. Anyway. I spent the whole day there - from 10:30 to after 4:00pm and still missed a few things. It does have a downside - it's not free like all the others and when I say not free - it was rather expensive - $25 for an adult - I did a dodgy for a student of course. But still. I do think I got my money's worth however so it hasn't broken the bank. I also did the Monument walk at night again - with a guide from ...