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Today is Remembrance day, they call it Veteran's Day here, and we're off to Gettysburg. Because its Veteran's Day a unique exhibit containing a number of weapons that were used during the battle was displayed. This only happens once a year, on this special day. The public were able to handle the weapons, ask questions and learn from the guides who were dressed to match. The more you learn the more you realise ...
... of Washington, as there is so much to just see even without ever going indoors. We were staying 5 blocks south of the Mall so we spent a lot of time walking around, no need to use the Metro.
Sunday morning and the Mall has a great feel. It turns into a park with locals playing touch football or Frisbee or flying a kite. The Mall always makes me think of the formal nature of the city, the planned layout, the seat of the massive power of the US ...
... company where I was supposed to pick up the car. It all worked out pretty well, even though I discovered a major mistake in my thoughts...
So the deal was I pick up the car on July 2nd and have 10 days for delivery... so I easily calculated 2+10=12, so we got time until July 12th. So far so good... but the problem - the 2nd is already the ...
... see the Dürer exhibit. It was so amazing. I've always admired his woodcuts and etchings so it was great getting to see some of them in person. The museum also had some of his watercolors. Very wonderful pieces! I always thought I'd have to travel to Europe to see most of this artwork.
Now I'm ready to relax a bit before bed. Things will start to slow down when we get to the beach I think. I guess I'll just have to visit DC again to see everything else.
... Luckily Steve is a groupie and was there as #51 so I was able to tag along with Steve and his new friend and line up partner Bill and get into the Music room early.
It is a big room with split level floors and a stage that juts out into the room. We got a table on the second level against the rail. It was an excellent viewpoint. The show was not due to start until 7.30 so the venue exploited the time to sell food and drinks to us. On a ...
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