Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
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... a white moon.
Another thing I noticed was that unlike in Philly, DC is way more spread out. When I needed a "bird bath" this is slang for taking a bath in a public sink, I could duck into numerous nearby private bathrooms. If I had to use the toilet I remember having to go a long distance before I could find a decent one, one that was not really dirty or the building it was in heavily guarded. The ...
... was so excited and didn't know what exciting thing to do first.
We went up the tower and watched Dulles Airport traffic and listened to the feed of the air traffic controllers. We went back to the hangar and saw the Concord, the Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and endless variety of infamous war aircraft from around the world and ...
... Hope Diamond, which is the largest diamond found, it is a dark blue. They have it in a case on a pedestal that rotates to allow everyone to view it. It was very crowded and quite popular. We went to explore the butterfly house, but that exhibit required you to pay for a ticket, and from the outside didn't look worth it. We spent about two hours here, but it barely scratched the surface of what there was to see. It is hard to pick anything to see in the 4 or so hours, as there are ...
... that there were 30 funerals per day because of all of the WWII and Vietnam soldiers passing away. We saw the Kennedy grave...in my opinion his assassination was the greatest tragedy of my generation. So many things would have been different had he lived. RFK's and Teddy's graves are near his, as Jackie and her infant children who died. John-John isn't, of course, as they never found his body after the plane crash.
On our way back to the van, ...
... ago been abandoned at home., such as service station attendant.
Anyway I was able to buy a ticket on the Tokyo Metro without much difficulty, but buggered if I could work out how to use the Washington Metro Machines. Once explained by the lady from the booth who took pity on me and showed me how I was on way. Buying a casual "paper" ticket is pricey, a $1 extra per “paper” ticket ie you need to use the smart cards.