Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
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My goal is to visit as many American iconic places in the United States, and I'm so grateful that I have a job that allows me to do this.
One of the first places I have visited was the Lincoln Memorial.
This monument is so inspiring and breath taking.
I'm a big fan of Greek Architecture, so it was cool to see this one. It was beautifully made in the ...
... long talks with him. We are not sure if he could hear them enough to really know what they were saying in detail, but he would smile and acknowledge their thanks. Americans hold their servicemen & women in very high regard and being amongst the war memorials there was more emotion, although even when we were back in Alexandria the same happened. Bill had picked up the hat only recently from Walmart, the big discount store. Interestingly he ...
... at our hotel via the metro (better than NYC!). Our first impression was that it was hot, humid and lots of mosquitos. I became mozzy snack for the majority of the time in DC.
We took it easy on the first day and enjoyed chilling in a café with an iced beverage and then taking advantage of happy hour at a bar that serves 500 types of beer! I had probably the tastiest beer I've ever had, 6.6% ...
... incredible at night in the rain) and they reflected of a marble wall which had white ghost like faces all over it representing all of the lives lost in that war. There was also a striking image of a German Shepard which several students spotted. The reflection of the 19 men (making 38 total) represents the 38th parallel where Korea was divided. I would have loved to study the images on the wall during the day but we had to run.
We didn’t ...
... assume that's how the rest of the Empire was ruled too... Next up was the civil war. Abe Lincoln getting voted in with 40% of the popular vote meant a pile of Southern states wanted nothing to do the united nation as Abe wasn't big on the whole slavery thing. He went to war to keep the country ahem, united. Sounds mightly similar to how Britain wanted to keep hold of America, but this war is A Good Thing. Funny how history is written by the winners. Speaking of little is mentioned ...