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Travel Blogs from Alexandria
... Road Scholar program started with dinner and program orientation at 6:45. Our coordinator, Megan, was the youngest we have ever had! And the cutest, John would add! The group was about half the size of the Road Scholar program in Williamsburg. From the introductions they seemed like very amiable folks. The next day had a field trip to Mount Vernon in store.
... visited the Vietnam and Korean walls......shame I miss edge them but hey....there's always next year. Next was a photo shoot at the White House.....flag was flying so Barack and Michelle were home but we already had dinner booked elsewhere so couldn't accept their invitation for tea!!! All back on the bus and off to Alexandra to La Madeleines Virginia for a beautiful dinner and much deserved glass or two of wine.......maybe that's why I'm rambling...lol. Beds looking real good ...
... imposing as you approach it but once you descend into the site it is pretty breathtaking. Certainly not what I had expected.
The Vietnam Memorial is off to the right of the pool - a long slightly V shaped black granite wall with what must be the names of all 58,000 odd casualties. Pretty amazing.
On to the main attraction - the Lincoln Memorial - the centre piece of all the memorials. Bigger than I thought and every bit as imposing as I had imagined. ...
... s invariably drive Mercs and Beemers (in my very humble opinion).
By the way for lunch at the service court I had a Roy Rogers burger. With trigger sauce. I kid you not.
Along the way I listened to (twice) The Figgs’ Anthology CD that I purchased the night before. The Figgs being the support act. The CD was excellent. Think Hoodoo Gurus, Lime Spiders.
Anyway I got to Alexadria, in time, avoiding any peak hour ...
Arrived in DC today. We started our pre-departure orientation, and they reminded us of all of the rules. No cheating, no skipping out, someday you have to go home, don't break laws. Also, no life changing decisions, including marriage and children. We fly to Oman Tuesday night, and fly for almost a full day, stopping in Riyadh ...
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