Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
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... We did a bullying-awareness activity. It was actually very eye-opening and moving. Later the Americans went to a tolerance museum. That was very interesting as well but it was also depressing. It hit on topics such as cyber-bullying, hatred, prejudice, racism and genocide. Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary, was a guest today and sang some songs for us, including Don't Laugh at Me and Puff the ...
... Washington Monument and I took some photos a bit closer to it. Again, we couldn't get too close and we couldn't get to the top of it because it had been weakened since an earthquake in 2011. From there we walked to the Smithsonian metro station and took the metro to DuPont circle. We were heading to T-mobile but passed an A T & T on the way so popped in there to ask about SIM cards. They had a $2 a day contract but they couldn't give me Internet access on my mobile...so strange! ...
I slowly drove my Honda Odyssey to Landmark Honda. The transmission would no longer shift into higher than second gear. I was taking it in to have the transmission replaced. I eventually made it to the car dealer, left my car, took their shuttle to the Metro and caught a train to Foggy Bottom. I walked to my hotel on New Hampshire Avenue and got in line to check in.
The check-in line moved ...
... there was a funeral, (based on the procession), of a very important person. All the pomp and ceremony was very impressive. We were disappointed that the Pentagon was undergoing building works but it meant we could go to the Pentagon Shopping Centre. (Well one of us was happy). It's the size of the Myer city block and is all decked out with sparkles, lights and Christmas stuff. Fantabulous!!!!
So! This is the end of our Washington experience and on to New York, New York da da ...
... up, (yes up hill) to our hotel. We were able to check into the room earlier than the check in time, which was great considering how hot it was.
Our hotel is an older Victorian style and is an historic inn. It was building in 1864 and were two separate homes until they were combined into one mansion in 1923. It is listed in the historical record ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool