The Jefferson, Washington DC
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I arrived in Washington DC this morning after a three and a half hour train journey from New York. As soon as I arrived I dropped my bags of at the The Jefferson Hotel and headed straight to the Washington DC monument, it is the world's tallest stone structure, standing at 169.294m. It shaped like an egyptian style obelisk. The statue was built in …
Well after a big cooked breakfast at the very old Jefferson Hotel. We wandered to the must see place in town...The White House!! Unfortunately the President was too busy trying to sort out the war in Iraq so we didn't get to see him but we got some good photos outside his big house! There was lots of police security and scary looking men with guns …
... of which were lined with other museums and extremely grand, political buildings that looked like the white, plastic pieces that make up a game of life board (sorry to all who haven't played this game). I was slightly on edge because if I was a terrorist, this would be the perfect day and place to launch and attack; the Capitol city of the United States with the majority of the city congregated into the same place. Luckily, nothing of the sort happened and we left ...
... out so perfectly.
After walking two miles in the rain and getting lost (yet again), I finally found the Museum of Natural History and went inside. It was only when I realized that there were metal detectors and a phalanx of security guards that I remembered the Swiss army knife I was carrying in my pocket. Now, I don’t know what they would have done to me if they had caught me, but I did not want to end up getting arrested in Washington ...
... main reason for it being slow and difficult was the amount of security in place - post Boston. For Friday night, Terri organised us to catch up for drinks at the Australian Embassy - for their 'Prayers' session. A fellow colleague, Jon Surbeck, is now posted to the Embassy and it was great to catch up with some Aussies for drinks. My trip so far has provided me with some fantastic opportunities to catch up with many friend, one surprising ...
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