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We travelled towards Washington via the 2.5 mile tunnel under the Hudson River and on through New Jersey and to Delaware State. (a comment was made that Delaware is a very low tax state and many large companies have their offices here to take advantage of this) In the distance to our right not long after leaving New York we could see the skyline of Philadelphia. The last area was Baltimore prior to arriving in ...
... was scratching his head wondering where this church was that I mentioned?? Mystery solved - Rick was on O St rather than Q St.
When the real Rick turned up we headed off downtown to the City Tap House Bar & Restaurant. We had a great evening catching up and were joined by Rick's daughter Hillary and her friend Rodriquez. Great meal and fun conversation all round.
A reasonably early night so that I could be fresh for the day's ride to ...
... the Civil War and Abolition, of which Lincoln was such a strong supporter. He is by far my favourite president, remembering my Politics A Level class. It was jammed packed, which was unfortunate for us and you can see that in our pictures. All of the walking and learning had made us hungry and we found a bench nearby to eat our packed lunch. One memorial we did want to see but was not on our itinerary was the Martin Luther King memorial which we found amazing! We enjoyed a walk ...
Once we reached Union Station we had a quick look around what was another beautiful old style railway station before buying a ticket on the Hop on / Hop Off bus. For the things we wanted to do today, we decided this was the best way to tackle it. So off we went and jumped on the bus.
The first bus stop was at the Capitol Building. I was looking forward to seeing it but was a little disappointed that the dome was covered with scaffolding. They are getting it ready ...
... many of the Smithsonian Museums. From there, everyone headed out to the Museum they were most interested in seeing: Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum, American History Museum (with the flag from Baltimore's Fort McHenry as its feature attraction), Art Museum, and Hirshorn Modern Art Museum. The first 3 museums listed are wildly popular ...