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... Jacqui has been living over here for the last year on the west coast) at dinner the night before and made a plan of attack. In the morning we went out to the Arlington Cemetery where every serving member of the navy, army and airforce are buried. It has the Tomb of the Unknown Solder - a tribute to all solders unknown or lost in battle. It has a guard that watches 24/7 and it changes every half an hour. It's an official thing - marching and checking the gun etc. What ...
... Senate works on the left and the house of reps to the right. since there were no flags raised above each building no one was in session. Did you know Obama has to be invited to the Capitol, otherwise he can't go in and speak? We were then released onto the Mall for a few hours. The Mall (which suggests a grassy place, not a shopping centre like back in Australia!) is surrounded end to end by different museums and galleries, mostly under the Smithsonian banner. ...
... program. Our itinerary used the terms "study visit" instead of field trip and "seminar" in lieu of lecture. Moving from place to place was called a "bus transfer" or a "walking transfer." Also we received cloth name tags for the first time and a hearing device to use the entire week. Lastly, it seemed we had a much higher percentage of first-time Road Scholar participants. So this Monumental ...
... plane hit. Benches dedicated to victims aboard the plane are arranged so that those reading the engraved name will be facing skyward along the path the plane traveled.
Having had a good look around and after getting my photo taken with a joker from the Air force, I made my way back to Washington DC and the apartment. I got a load of washing sorted and re-packed for my trip to New York tomorrow.
Nice quiet night...busy times ahead !
Over and out ...
We had a list of things we thought we might get to today, but not unexpectedly reality fell short of ambition. Our planned moring activities ended up taking the whole day.
First port of call was the Capitol. All the tourist material emphasises the importance of booking a tour online, with just a few walk-up entries available. As is happens, they push huge ...
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