Sleep Inn & Suites Upper Marlboro
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... same walls between 1815 and 1817. They say that a painting of George Washington was saved because the President's wife refused to leave until it had been taken to safety - she didn't want it to be destroyed or fall into the hands of the British. From there we walked on past the Reflecting Pool (in the Forest Gump film) and onto the Lincoln Memorial - very impressive. Although we had been before we walked across the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery. This time it wasn't so hot ...
... it was just me but he a right mood on with the others too, a real bundle of joy.
All Paul's aunts and uncles were there and were very welcoming and interesting. We sat and ate dinner in the evening with everyone and shared our story's of our travels, along with them giving us suggestions of where to go. It had been a long and busy day so we headed back to the hotel and I watched the Bruce Lee story.
Day 68 - 28th November 2013
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... work going on; however, there was still plenty of things to see. One of the most historically notable things on display (which I took a picture of and then noticed that I wasn't supposed to) was an American flag that was first raised on September 14th 1814 following a victory over the British during the War of 1812. This flag led to the penning of the American national anthem 'The Star Spangled Banner'. There was also a display on the civil rights movement and ...
... Road Scholar program started with dinner and program orientation at 6:45. Our coordinator, Megan, was the youngest we have ever had! And the cutest, John would add! The group was about half the size of the Road Scholar program in Williamsburg. From the introductions they seemed like very amiable folks. The next day had a field trip to Mount Vernon in store.
In the midst of starting to learn about the U.S. healthcare system and also about how this country addresses global health issues, I have also began to make some really awesome friends among the 29 other participants who I will be traveling with over the next 4 months. The entire group gets along so well, and I could not have wished for a cooler group of people to ...