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... very intrigued by some facts I learned. For instance I learned that there were fourteen slaves working in the White House during Andrew Jackson's presidency. The fact that it was during Jackson's presidency that there were slaves in the White House didn't surprise me. But, the fact that there were any slaves at all in the White House was what surprised me. Next stop: World War II Memorial. I was very touched by all the gold stars representing the lives sacrificed for humanity at ...
... and it took about thirty minutes to walk there. We were power walking like we had never power walked before!
Eventually we made it, literally with seconds to spare. We went through security and made our way into the museum. We started the tour by receiving informational pamphlets about different people who had lived through the Holocaust. Mom and I both winced as we opened our booklets to see the faces of little girls, pre-teenagers. Yikes. We all read ...
... kids, and quite a few food booths. .....none of which reminded me of a typical real Japanese street festival. While they did have chicken on a stick.....it was American sized portions and not cooked like the Japanese cook theirs.
There were a few kimono clan ladies, but they were few and far between. The entertainment included the typical ...
... do monuments very well
- Washington Monument - again massive. Funny story was originally you could catch a lift to the top but only men were allowed in it; women & children had to climb the 900 stairs. They thought it was inappropriate for men & women to travel together.
We saw so many other amazing structures & buildings - the Pentagon (not interesting to see due to it's size & you ...
... I wouldn't say we got lost at the terminal, but it did take us quite a while to find the baggage claim area, somehow losing sight of everyone from our flight. We eventually managed to catch the metro bus into south beach Miami and arrived at our hotel by 11:00 pm. We unloaded and most importantly changed as it is seriously hot here, then we went for a walk to see the area; wow - did we cop an eyeful all around. Apparently anything goes in south beach Miami - even ...