Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill
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... once a year to clean each one. They lower it and dismantle it one strand at a time, clean the glass, and restring.
The doorway between the East Wing and the Cross Hall is where they set up for big press conferences, so you have seen it many times on the news. This is the spot, for instance, where Mr. Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden. Sobering--the big house is not just a big house ...
... black families come back to the area to worship in the churches that they establish during the days of segregation. We saw one of the churches, Jerusalem Baptist in 1902. This made tears run down my mom's face because of cruelty that happened so many years. Property taxes were paid by how many feet were on the street front or how wide the house is. The smallest house was 9 feet wide with the lowest taxes. The house has three ...
... of random artefacts such as a collection of hair trimmings of various Presidents, and a miniature Liberty Statue that was sold prior to the construction of the full sized lady in New York to raise funds for its building.
We then continued to walk the mall aiming for the Washington Monument in the centre if the park. The stone obelisk is halfway between the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill, and from the top you can see all around DC. Usually you have to book ...
... locals seemed to know what to do so we followed their lead.
We were looking for somewhere to have dinner and seemed to be driving through residential streets. The streets were quite narrow just wide enough for 3 lanes - 1 for parking and one lane each way driving. The houses were very nice looking, most with garages and lovely big trees in the front yards and lining the street. Still mostly no front or side fences. The houses were quite close together ...
From Louisville to DC is about 9 and a half hours of straight driving. Sam decided to take control and he drove the entire way all by himself (he did the same thing on our second longest trip from St. Louis to Oklahoma). That night we weren't actually in DC cause we stayed at a friends house in College Park by the University of Maryland. Sam, Marie, and I all grew up playing little league together and she invited us to stay with her. She ...