Staybridge Suites McLean-Tysons Corner
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Swimming pool
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... crowds of people. There were still people about but most were respectful that others wanted to take photos. The lights lit up the Washington Monument and there were 2 red lights blinking at the top. Abe Lincoln looked quite impressive and stood out even from a distance being lit up so well. We were able to walk in front of the White House with few tourists (only as close as you are allowed now). Will return to them in the daylight tomorrow.
Immediately upon arrival late yesterday Jon felt a sense of unease. Somehow one expects perfection in the Capitol of The Greatest Country on Earth, doesn't one? The roads are less than perfect, there are lots of obviously unemployed, drunk or disenfranchised people hanging on the streets, mostly black and unlike anywhere else in the 11 days we have been in the States, there feels like a lot of racial tension/ resentment. One black woman advised us to be careful in the streets, ...
... and wet we decided to fast track the sightseeing and not worry about the rest. We stopped near the Liberty bell and the hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed back when the US broke off from Britain. Unfortunately the lines were huge and we didn't have enough time or patience to wait in the rain. We saw the Liberty bell through a window and it was smaller than I expected. Definitely seems to be a trend going on. And we just ...
... along the reflection lake (which was also closed) up to the Lincoln memorial. There was a lot of protestors there who were angry about the shutdown saying that the national monuments belonged to the people not the government. There was just one policeman to start with at the top of the steps and things did seem pretty heated. We decided to walk on to look at other things but as we walked back we could ...
... and Forrest are reunited at the anti-war protest, when Jenny comes wading through the water.
The steps of the Lincoln Memorial are where Martin Luther Jr gave his “I Have a Dream Speech” and of course, was quite busy. The Abraham Lincoln statue was huge, and the whole memorial was very impressive.
At this point it started raining pretty hard, so we decided to go to the Museum of American History. I thought this was ...