The Crossroads Inn
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Here is how you know you are driving through the South at night: you smell, with great frequency, skunk, intermingled with the pungent diesel fumes of about 100 18 wheelers. And myriad signs for BBQ, various products made with the local prolific fruit (peach wine, anyone?) and national parks signs for Civil War battlefields and/or monuments.
We experienced all of that and more on our travels this fine day.
After a hectic morning ...
... caught the train to Arlington National Cemetery. An amazing place for its size alone but also for the memorial to many historic moments in US history and to famous and illustrious Americans. JFK (& Jackie), RFK and EMK (Kennedys) and Charles Pierre L’Enfant are all buried there along with countless soldiers of valour. Memorials include the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana in 1898, the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttle disasters, PanAm 103 (Lockerbie) ...
Driving up the East Coast, we were stuck in traffic for a couple hours. Taking a detour, we found the museum. It is not huge, but is a beautiful tribute to our Marines. We bought some ...
... 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 ...
I've just finished my day of
orientation in DC and it's the night before our group leaves for
Morocco. It was definitely an overwhelming two days, jam-packed with
meeting new people and listening to various speakers explain program
policies, career opportunities, and what to expect at the institute.
We even had the Moroccan ambassador to the US pay a visit.
I'm happy to say that just like at
Beloit, after my first day most of my misgivings and ...