Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
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Another 5:00 am start for an early subway ride to Pennsylvania station to catch our 7:00 am train to Washington. The trip took a little over 3 hours, but was very comfortable and we enjoyed looking at the changing scenery and catching up on some reading. There had been very heavy rain on the way and in Washington itself, but as we came into Washington it cleared and the day ended up being fine and even sunny at times.
The Union Station is very impressive with a large domed roof ...
... nice relief to warm up, the National history Museum was impressive, it had loads of dinosaur bones,mummy's,rare diamonds, cavemen heads. I wandered around and it was really busy, I got my map and figured out where I'd like to see first and headed to see the mummy's. Apparently the Egyptians used to mummify loads of stuff not just themselves, I saw a mummified bull, mummified cat. It was all a bit weird, the cat was squashed into a little tight suit and the bull was ...
October 11. 2013, Friday Got to airport late and missed our 8:42 am flight. We might have been able to board but our luggage couldn't go, not even on a later flight. Waited for the next flight four hours later. Found a little nook with plugs to wait in. Flight was good. Sat next to the cutest dog. Didn't make a sound for hours. Traveled with the DiLullo's and the Yesbecks. Landed in Washington to bleak ...
... was a little bit of an anti-climax but I suppose I can now check it off the bucket list. So now it was back to the hotel for a a rest as my feet felt like they were being pricked with a million hot pins. When I got back to the hotel it was about 9.30pm so I'd managed to stay out for 12 hours and I hadn't really stopped at any time during that time (no wonder my feet hurt).
Anyway, one more day in DC and still an absolute shed load to see (2 and a bit days is not enough).
... to buy our passes. We caught the Yellow Line to L'Enfant Promenade and walked to the National Air and Space Museum. Since we had learned to enjoy using the T in Boston, the whole process was pretty easy.
We spent a couple of hours ...