Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle
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Travel Blogs from Alexandria
... to take back to the room to complete the 'cheap motel' feel. It worked a charm and we ended up having a decent-ish night before getting up to head off to Atlantic City, our next stop. So far on the trip we've done the lions share of the big trips on the I95 and this was to be no exception. The problem we've found with I95 though is that it tends to take you through the big cities, and it took us through New York. The weather had turned and the roads of New York ...
After an hours drive into Washington we arrived at Arlington National Cemetary where we spent 2hrs but certainly could have taken 3hrs to take it all in. Poor Francis slipped and fell on her elbow which ended up swollen and bruised.....so we were all dropped off at the Smithsonian for the next three hours to do as we pleased while Simone took Francis to emergency at The George Washington University Hospital to have her arm looked at. We were picked up at 3:30.....but Bev got lost ...
... that Steve Austin crashes in - Replicas of Viking, Voyager, Gallileo.... - Lots of WWII fighter planes; WWI fighter planes; some of the original jet planes; The Spirit of St Louis, the plane Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic; the Bell XP-59A Airacomet the first American jet aircraft; Space Ship One, the plane that is testing the commercial space flights for ...
... coming in and out (somehow), except there were no traffic lights and everyone was going at 100 kmh.
The New Jersey Turnpike is something else. The road is so big and carries so much traffic that it is run by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority that resides in an office tower beside it. There are separate three lanes freeways for cars and cars and truck, ie 6 lanes in one way, in one section this went up to nine lanes each way. The scenery is not ...
We finished the day meeting some high school friends for drinks and caught up on old times and all the changes going on in our life. It was so much fun to come together after so many years, and under strange circumstances, and feel like nothing has changed.
Long drive tomorrow, DC to Boston. We're going to try and stop and meet my dad for breakfast or lunch, and of course need to stop for WaWa but other than that it will be a boring post tomorrow!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center