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... is very old and beautiful.
Our first stop was the White House. Barack must have forgotten our invitation for morning tea as he wasn't there to greet us. We took all the normal photos and it was interesting to see the vegetable garden and bee hives from the street. We could also see that all the trees were wired with alarms at the top. It was amazing to see a building that you see so often in the news.
Next stop was ...
... seat of government. It reminds me a lot of Canberra (only much bigger), with rows of government buildings, war memorials, and museums - oh, and seemingly no traffic. Many of the official buildings are in the neoclassical American style.
I was amazed at how close to the White House the public is allowed. Of course, there are armed police everywhere, including snipers on the roof, but at least it was possible to see it properly. No chance of ...
... and many war planes from the 1st and 2nd World Wars. We also learnt a lot about navigation and about how the sextant and clocks were used to navigate before GPS's. The first plane that flew in 1903 was made by the Wright Brothers. It is on display here too. Some tiny pieces of wood and cloth from it were sent into space in 1969 on ...
... his IELTs exam and ordered pizza from papa johns - there was a 50% off offer today only. Mohamed woke me up when the pizza arrived and I was so seduced by the pizza that, despite my sleepy state, I said I wanted a slice of pizza! Of course Mohamed didn't argue that so we both had a slice and then apparently I fell asleep all over again!!!! Hahahaha!! Mohamed studied for another hour then woke me up to take my medicine and we both went to sleep! ...
... according to the pictures Patricia Cornwell is a big fan) and then crashed out. I think by this time we had been up for about 30 hours straight so we both slept like logs.
The alarm went off at 8.30 the next morning, we were both tired but we were feeling pretty good. First order of the day was breakfast, just up the road from the hotel was this awesome organic restaurant where we had french toast with strawberries, omm nom nom.
Breakfast done ...
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