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... A TAXI! It was so much fun - I've never hailed a taxi before - I felt so grown up!! Washington DC is nowhere near as mental or busy as Manhattan. When I think back to being in a taxi in Manhattan - crazy stuff. Washington DC is much calmer (although not for Glen when he was driving yesterday). $10 later we were at the Smithsonian. It was free! We checked out some really ugly portraits (we could appreciate the skill of the artist - I just didn't agree ...
... RV. We leave the house at 9:30pm and drive to a Walmart south of Washington in Alexandria, VA which is about 20 minutes from the start of the C&O trail. The girls quickly fall asleep in the RV, and we arrive in Alexandria at about 12:30am. I am tired since I woke up at 5am to pack, and I set my alarm for 5:30 so I can go into the store to buy final supplies for the ride.
Our flight boards at about 10:45 PM, which means we'll be flying through the night and arriving in Istanbul, Turkey at 16:40 their time (4:40 PM for all you American readers). We will then fly to Athens arriving at 20:50 (8:50 PM) Tuesday night. We'll hit the ground running - there will be no recovery time from jet lag. My dad has done an excellent job of planning the trip, and my parents ...
... night of stomach issues – and Chinese soup and vegetables made him feel better. We’re pooped!
So the last question I have as I close for the night is – are there any lessons learned from this Washington DC experience on how to pace our upcoming 3.5 month trip to Hawaii and New Zealand so that we are rested, feeling creative and inspired as well as energized?
The day has been full of questions, but with few ...
... group with some of the more iconic spy cases in United States intelligence history and reviewing basic terminology that is commonly used throughout the field. Following this we board our bus (driven by Johnny, an expert driver and retired Metro employee who earns all of our respect with his calm navigation of Georgetown's narrow and crowded streets). Carol accompanies us on our bus tour, and tells stories about historical locations throughout Georgetown such ...
Other places to stay in McLean
1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean | 3 star hotelfrom $86
7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean | 4 star hotelfrom $97
1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean | 4 star hotelfrom $200
- Stay at the Ritz Pentagon City instead!!!
- There's no place like home...
- Fabulous, except for ONE thing.......:(
8401 Westpark Dr, McLean | Hotelfrom $89
1960-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean | 3 star hotelfrom $77
6845 Old Dominion Dr, McLean | 2 star hotelfrom $111