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Travel Blogs from Waldorf
... and spent about 5 hours walking around in the summer heat to see all the beautiful buildings, monuments and memorials. I am now in New Jersey and I have a few pictures to post but otherwise this will be it. I had a great trip. Enjoy the photos!
... the Vietnam Veteran Memorial which was great, especially as I studied it for a year during my degree. It was smaller than I imagined, but no one can deny the 57,000 names written on it are truly humbling. We then headed up past the reflective pool, which was covered in bird pool and slightly ruined the atmosphere. Stopped off at The Washington Monument and then headed to The White House again for a quick photo moment. They ...
The drive from Florida to Atlanta took us around 5 hours to knock over. Atlanta was the host of the 1996 Olympic Games and boasts a number of quite impressive attractions. We were keen to check it all out. Dave kindly offered for us to stay at his residence while he was away. This meant we gained two new friends, Bo and Rosa.
First on the agenda ...
... br> We walked over Arlington memorial bridge and into Arlington National Cemetery. Home to 400,000 men and women who served America.
Arlington Cemetery is comprised of land that once belonged to George Washington Parke Custis, grandson of Martha Washington and adopted son of George Washington. In 1857, Custis willed the 1,100 acre property to his only remaining daughter, who married Robert E. Lee. After the Lee family vacated the estate in ...
... Congress was established upon ratification of the United States Constitution and formally began on March 4, 1789. New York City remained home to Congress until July 1790, when the Residence Act was passed to pave the way for a permanent capital. The decision to locate the capital was contentious, but Alexander Hamilton helped broker a compromise in which the federal government would take on war debt incurred during the American Revolutionary War, in exchange for support ...
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