Clarion Hotel National Harbor
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... contains more than 150 million pieces including books, maps, recordings, photos and manuscripts. This building is also very ornate with a stained glass paneled ceiling, lots of marble and gilding. After looking through these two buildings we were quite hungry and, seeing some tables with umbrellas set up outside a nearby building, we thought we had found a cafe. It was actually the Botanic Garden Conservatory which we had a quick look at. After lunch I wanted to go to the ...
... have amazing respect for their Veterans.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was next and we all agreed it was the least favourite of all. The Memorial is in Constitution Gardens and the wall contains the names of around 58,000 US Servicemen killed in the war.
Bid farewell to Alan today as we flew home - Rob is now left with the three girls!
... with a tribute to one of the great American presidents.
Our afternoon then centred on a visit to the Arlington cemetery where we saw a very impressive changing of the guard, with great precision and ceremony, and visited JFK's grave which is located there. It is a very moving place to see, and well worth the visit.
Finally we saw the JFK cultural centre, large and stylish, with an opera house and 5 other concert halls. There were other buildings too but it would be ...
... s Memorial. This huge carving is not white, but it does impress (7).
By now we’d been walking for some three or four hours and took ourselves back into the central part of town, passing through the cherry trees . The trees were equally unimpressed with the weather and had delayed their annual bloom by weeks, so we didn’t see that either.
After an attempt to dry off in Starbucks where we tried a new trial breakfast wrap (it was pants) it was Museum ...
... the Smithsonian American Indian Museum. I marvel at how artistic the Indian women were at the beading in their costumes, feathers, colored rocks, and pottery. Talented they were.
Today we are going to DC to see more. To continue later. Gotta catch the Metrorail.
We saw the National Museum of the Navy. Leon saw a picture of the Great Lake Admin Building where his duffle bag ...