The Jefferson, Washington DC
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- Minbar in room
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
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We were staying in an unfamiliar area, so as we entered the city and one of the first sights to greet us was the dead body of a young black man with an ambo and police officer standing over him, my stress levels grew until we reached our hotel. I had already decided that if the place we had booked looked remotely dodgy we were OUT OF THERE!! I had booked into a historic Washington Hotel, which looked lovely on the website, and had great reviews, but I still ...
... to be much more like a thick soup with no crust. Oh well, at least it wasn't stock standard American burger and fries or a variation of same. I was so pleased to see an old book store in the facility. Next stop was the City Hall. This massive building, with a statue of the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, on the top of the steeple is the centre of State a Government. The building is listed at 21 of America's most popular 150 architectural buildings. It was huge ...
... picturesque at night.
Our driver Lloyd was a character. Lots of stories and humour in his commentary as he recited facts and stories about each one. Then he tested us! We were not expecting that. But he was so nice we didn't mind and joined in the fun.
It was such a lovely way to see the monuments all lit up and of course doing a tour gave us a much better idea of how the city was laid out so we could plan for the following day. And there are ...
... rockets - very cool. Rockets that were fired on London during World War 2. The Red Barons plane from World War 1..........
So we have had a very busy, fun time in Washington DC. It's a beautiful city full of amazing monuments & museums, stunning architecture & VERY COLD WEATHER.
Tomorrow we have an early train ride to New York. DC has been great & I'm sure New York will hold many more amazing experiences.
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Then we came to New York. New York!! City of contrasts for sure! We decided if we were going to do New York, we needed to plunk ourselves right in the middle of the thing, so we stayed on the Hudson River in a New Jersey RV Park right across from Manhattan. It wasn't pretty...but it was full of people from all over the world and we had what we needed to get into NYC at the drop of a hat. Now, here’s a city that you can both love...and hate. ...