Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
Travel Blogs from Falls Church
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Harvey loves fine furniture, so we made our way through a fine American antique furniture collection on display. Each piece was a functional piece of art and a pleasure to see.
Before we knew it the museum was closing – wow! – as we made our way back to the metro, we stopped off for some sorbet – indulging in a chocolate with chips and raspberry – so yummy! And as we exited the metro ...
... bit of chill peppers, mmmm) saying that I never could actually prepare Cole Slaw like in the restaurants. "haaaa", said the waiter, "that is because we are helped by the cole slaw elves! The come here at night to do the work, although sometimes you have to hurry them a little bit" hihi. I was allowed to cite him ;-)
The weather was fine all the time, only when we drove back (it started to be dark) it started ...
... on the Waterfront. Georgetown is a very nice elite part of town where the shopping is high end and the residents include Nancy Pelosi.
We kayaked downstream with Georgetown on one side and Rosslyn, Virginia on the other. The weather was great, not too hot and plenty of sunshine. We kayaked around Theodore Roosevelt Island and towards the Lincoln Memorial. The view of the Lincoln Memorial from the Potomac ...
... newspapers that you could see up close (including famous firsts, the "Dewey defeats Truman" headline, and the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" article). There was also a case of famous first edition books - including the Magna Carter, Common Sense, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and (my personal favorite) one page from an original Gutenburg Bible! The same level also had a very difficult exhibit about ...
... other side of the room due to the shape of the ceiling. Bronze plaques show the seats of former presidents – one is different to the others – that of John Quincy Adams, who became a representative after he was president. We also went in the rotunda which is an incredible room with an amazing ceiling and many paintings around the walls based on the birth of the nation including Pocahontas’ baptism and various independence paintings. There was also a bust of Martin ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility