The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel
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Yesterday was such a big day for us, so we had a big sleep in to recover. We needed a couple of things from Harley so we went to Patriot Harley Davidson in Fairfax Virginia, about 20kms from where we are staying.
The bike needed a clean so they did this for us for $20US which was a good deal. While we were waiting we met the Director of the local HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter, John Murphy and his wife Sharon. ...
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I learned about earthquakes and volcanoes; saw meteorites; participated in a range of hands-on activities; wandered around the mammals section and tracked some of the concept of human evolution. I didn’t even see half of what was in the museum, there was just too much. The most amazing thing is that the Smithsonian Museums are free of charge! There are IMAX movies or some special exhibitions that ...
... This convention will be the 17th one. In a sense, the export of shape note singing from America to Britain reverses the original development of sacred harp from the singing traditions of country churches in the British Isles. In recent years, sacred harp groups have started in Ireland, notably in Cork, and have spread to a variety of locations throughout Europe. This year, there will be a sacred harp convention in Warsaw.
Less noise & more sky than New York (the law states that no building in DC can be higher than 12 storeys), it didn't feel like any capital city we'd been to before. Washington is interesting..I wonder how different it felt when Bush & his people were still in charge, but I'm grateful we didn't have to find out first hand. We barely scratched the surface over the couple of days we spent there. You'd need weeks to see everything. We had a great apartment for ...
... forces during the War of 1812. No photographs allowed! The glad used to be exhibited hung on an enormous wall but is now too fragile. Our local museum in Middlemarch could do much with occasional historic plays such as the one I experienced.
I then went to another historic theatre play: "Join the Student Sit-Ins at the Greensboro Lunch Counter." ...
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