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Travel Blogs from Laurel
Got into the Big Apple at around 3pm yesterday and after looking at the map decided I could walk from the Port Authority bus terminal on 8th and 42nd to my hotel done in the meat packers district. It didn't look that far on the map! New York is really easy to get around unlike some of the other cities I've visited on this trip, the numbering of the streets and the grid formation means even those that struggle with directions could get around fairly easy. It also can lead ...
... that Audie Murphy was buried there and recognised for his service in WWII.
There was nothing else to go to because all the Smithsonian museums (about 9 of them) were all closed due to the shutdown. Our guide had prepared a list of museums that WERE open and Melba and I were the only ones to elect to go to the Newseum. Fantastic play on words of News and Museum. We looked at all the Pulitzer prize winners since the award had started ...
... a McDonald's employee. The rest of the day we planned to tour the historic parts of Washington. It was quite rainy throughout the remainder of the day but we completed our tour in the tour bus - with company of a very funny and enthusiastic driver. After two very early morning wake ups, it was quite relieving to relax for the remainder of the day. New York tomorrow, and no early morning flights for at least another 3 days, so I'm quite pleased. - ...
It was raining today so we caught the Metro to Pentagon City shopping centre. Jan opted for shopping and a haircut while Allan visited the Pentagon. (well as close as I could get with the high security surrounding the building.
The Pentagon ...
... not to dissect the campaign itself. I am not sure how you decide that one is better prepared.
The White House is an impressive building even if you cannot get too close.
Walking along the Reflection Pool up to the Lincoln Memorial was pretty good due to the shade of the trees and because the Squirrels along the way were very entertaining.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services