Clarion Hotel National Harbor
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... most of whom are returned soldiers from WW2. There are also 700 soldiers buried from the wars in Iran and Iraq. The grounds are filled with beautiful gardens and flowering cherry blossom trees. The placement of the posts (headstones) symbolises soldiers marching in formation so are buried in formation. We visited the White House and had a group photo......too many things to see so couldn't stop for a cuppa with Michelle.....maybe next time :) ...
... br> I really enjoyed a clean, roomy capital city, it was very relaxing. Got a day ticket for hop on hop off bus and completed 3 of their routes with stops.
National Archives and Natural History Museum were very interesting and I found a copy of the Declaration of Independence in an odd place (see photos)
Most interesting item was some tapes of phone calls made by various presidents that would prob not be available anywhere ...
... page from a major newspaper of every one of the 50 states for that day. At the top there are front pages of the world's print media. The Newseum also housed parts of the Berlin Wall and the aerial from one of the World ...
... tickets for the hop on-hop off bus and Bill had worked out what monuments, museums, etc that we wanted to see (and for me to take photos of) and also worked out which coloured bus we needed and also to change from one colour to another as different coloured buses go to different areas of Washington - what and absolute legend he is and I am so glad he is on my team, I would be lost (literally) without this most wonderful man and you should feel privileged to call ...
... very happy. Lots of them were pacing or making noises. USA doesn't observe Boxing Day (they call it 'the day after Christmas' and everyone goes back to work) so it's not like it was a public holiday.
We are now on the train, travelling from ...
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