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Busy day wrapping up as many loose ends at work as I can. Organizing and packing clothing and carry on goodies for the long flights ahead. Finding some quiet time to read with the boys and relax with Maureen.
Some work in the morning, final details and then a cab to the airport after lunch. First leg is 6:30pm departure from IAD to LAX.
37C (100F) at peak and still 33C at 3.30 pm as I write . Undaunted we set out latish as our basement apartment has a really dark bedroom so we sleep like babies, and off to the Viet Wall. I of course saw it 20 yrs ago and it was the trigger for a body of work animate about the American-Vietnamese war which many of you will know but it was first for Jon who found the experience very moving as had I all those years ago. It's a beautiful simple memorial in which ...
... rain determined to get back to the warm hostel. But a stop at Starbucks was a necessity on the way. After much complaining, whining and shivering we got back to the hostel and were absolutely drenched. We got changed and chatted to some others we had found from our tour. Then it was off in search of some food. We didn't want to go far so we found a little pub which had meals. Our waiter was having a bit of fun seeing as we hardly understood his accent which I ...
... made our way to the Crime & Punishment Museum. We ended up staying there about 4.5hrs! Was really interesting but then I am a bit morbid like that! There were exhibits looking at famous criminals throughout the ages, forms of torture, a CSI lab. We also got to see the studio where America's Most Wanted is filmed. In all it was an entertaining museum in which we got our money's worth for sure!!
On exiting the museum we went for a bit of a wander, we ...
So it has been over a day since i last blogged. I think night time blogging will be a new thing. To rushed in the morning. Yesterday we went through Philadelphia for a quick stop. Saw Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. A beautiful old little town. Then all piled back onto the bus, and headed to Washington DC. We were rushed at our check in time, with limited time to get ready for the ...