Residence Inn Herndon Reston
Travel Blogs from Herndon
... Lincoln Memorial. The statue is breathtaking and even though I am not American and find all this self aggrandisement a little odd, it is still moving to see. Despite it being early evening, the heat is sapping our energy and so we decide to postpone the rest of our sightseeing to another day. We have a lot of ground to cover over the next five days and no point wearing ourselves out on the first ...
... of staff heard our English accents and said "home of the Tardis" and asked about the Jubilee. I was talking to someone on Monday about the Olympics so the Americans seem to be pretty enthusiastic about London at the mo! Our hotel for the night was a freebie from our Hilton Honor points. The freebies kept on coming - Internet, parking, breakfast - so it was a pretty good deal. There wasn't much around the hotel so we just got a pizza delivered for ...
This morning we woke up STUPIDLY early, somewhere in Pennsylvania, and dossed around in our cabin until breakfast time, where we ate around the towns of Garrett and Meyersdale. My predictions of yesterday - that we wouldn't be able to sleep well on the train - sadly came true.
Whilst still on the train, we passed over the Mason-Dixon line, which denotes the Maryland and Pennsylvania boundary, and was surveyed between 1763 and 1768 by Charles Mason ...
... General Robert E. Lee. While standing there, about halfway between the monument and the mansion, a black carriage carrying a coffin passed by. It was drawn by several black horses, leading a hero to their final rest.
I retraced my steps somewhat and began the climb toward the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Walking along the road it is just amazing the numbers of tombs that stretch out in every direction. It was interesting to ...
... allow. So far the reading list has been:
* When Irish Guys Are Smiling by Suzanne Supplee
* The Fire Opal by Regina McBride
** Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
'Tis by Frank McCourt
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
The Copper Beach by Maeve Binchy
*** Echoes by Maeve Binchy
* = Ann Marie read it
** = we both read it
*** = we are both in the process of ...