Red Roof Inn Washington, DC - Lanham
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... Airways check-in
desk, however, there was no one working, because apparently I arrived too early
even for the airline. I figured this out after standing at an empty kiosk
for about five minutes, during which another couple in line kept asking me if
they were in the right line to check their bags, and why was I in a different
line if we were both checking in. I tried explaining to them that I'd checked
in and ...
... The Capitol looked lovely with all the lights on it and the quarter moon in the background and the WW2 memorial had all the fountains lit up. We've been making the most of our bike rental and have cycled around pretty much all of the immediate area and seen all of the historic government buildings and the ...
... head onto the air and space museum. By this time we were both cold and wet so our hearts weren't exactly in it. But we managed to wander for an hour or so. Seeing some space rocket stuff, planets, planes both modern and old and of course rocket ships. The finale was a simulator ride although neither of us realized at the time the one we chose was made for little kids so we got off ready for a nap. Next we walked to the Capitol building to get a better look. And might I ...
... about Richmond.
I arrived in Washington, DC, early in the morning. About six months earlier I had only driven through the Capital Hill area following along highway I-95. But coming into the massive Union Station by bus is a whole other experience. I went outside and noticed how spread out the entire city really was. Having traveled to NYC many times I was use to the long drawn city blocks, but ...
... was great to have Rich there and explain to us how they over came torque problems by twisting the chain 180 degrees so the props would go in opposite directions.
In a small display cabinet showed a small piece of the plane that Neil Armstrong took up to the moon in his pocket. How cool is that? The first plane to fly makes it to the moon!
Lots of other historic craft on display. The first plane to cross the Atlantic, first to ...
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