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... we went to the Old Post Office Tower for a high up view of the city, swung by Ford Theatre, the National History Museum, the Holocaust Museum and the Air & Space Museum. We saw a lot of amazing things and it was a very hot day so after that we were ready for a rest.
The following day was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington at which MLK gave his “I have a dream speech”. The plan was to wander down the Mall from ...
After an hours drive into Washington we arrived at Arlington National Cemetary where we spent 2hrs but certainly could have taken 3hrs to take it all in. Poor Francis slipped and fell on her elbow which ended up swollen and bruised.....so we were all dropped off at the Smithsonian for the next three hours to do as we pleased while Simone took Francis to emergency at The George Washington University Hospital to have her arm looked at. We were picked up at 3:30.....but Bev got lost ...
... coming in and out (somehow), except there were no traffic lights and everyone was going at 100 kmh.
The New Jersey Turnpike is something else. The road is so big and carries so much traffic that it is run by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority that resides in an office tower beside it. There are separate three lanes freeways for cars and cars and truck, ie 6 lanes in one way, in one section this went up to nine lanes each way. The scenery is not ...
... it was only Kerrin's ears). Wayne's credit card is still trying to recover...USD57!!!
We discovered, walking around the city that you pay for your parking by cellphone....
Friday saw us visiting the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History...This Linda and Wayne found far less interesting than the Air & Space Museum but Kerrin found more interesting...
After all ...
... this, and many patriots all standing with their hands on their hearts. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier contains the remains of 4 unidentified American service personnel - one each from WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam - and represents all of the unidentified fallen personnel that have served the United States.
It was getting very hot by this point in the day, and we'd seen much of the cemetery, so we decided to head back to D.C. We got on the metro ...
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