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After enjoying the Lake we continued on in search of a camp ground to stay the night. When our GPS sent us to a gated community we found ourselves a little lost. We pulled off the road at a random spot and magically found another hidden gem.
This is the Little Tennessee River, just downstream from ...
... to go out to Woodley Park. Upon arrival we were greeted with 2 non functioning escalators. Both of which should have been taking passengers up to the surface. The down escalator was working but everyone going up had to hike straight up 204 feet (I wikipediaed the station out of curiosity, this also is equivilent to about 10 stories). Needless to say Caroline and I were suffering from Jelly-Legs when we reached the surface.
At ground level ...
... when Congress debate the 11 million illegals in the USA at the end of the week.
And then to the National Art Gallery, W.Wing (sadly E.Wing which houses the contemporary collection closed for extension works).What an experience. Considered one of world's finest collections of W. European paintings spanning 13th-20th C incl British, French, Flemish, German, Spanish and Italian works as well as an exemplary and extensive collection of American furniture and also oriental ...
... It contained original news broadcasts of all the major news stories in the past 100 years or so with archives and preserved original items from the stories. From 9/11 to the first female investigative journalist, the museum was a huge source of news history that was full to the brim with really interesting information. The building was huge with 3 floors of exhibits (including one on anchorman), a T.V studio and a 4D cinema. On the top floor, there was a observatory ...
... in for a cup of tea, so headed back to the hotel.
We then started on the task of cramming all of our belongings into our bags (including our new bag). Given our early departure in the morning, Ed opted to have a shower. As you may recall our room has just been renovated and we are the first people to stay here since the renovation. Half way through Ed’s shower, a panicked voice yelled out – somehow grit was making ...