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12th December - Thursday
Still cold outside and warm inside, not an early start but that's OK.
We had our blog (book) from yesterday to finish and we had a lazy morning, got ourselves dressed in layers and headed out to the local shops for a few supplies for the big train trip tomorrow. We leave here (Washington) at 11:05 am tomorrow (Friday) and get into Chicago at 10:05 am ...
... Gump gave his opinions about the Nam war. I headed for the Air & Space Museum. It impresses as soon as you enter with modules that have taken men into space as well as satellites and and early planes such as the Spirit of Saint Louis (first plane to fly non stop across the Atlantic). There is a surprising amount of Soviet stuff too, and the space race in general is a topic covered in quite a lot of detail. There were loads of interesting things ...
... Jima. We took some photos of this WWII memorial. The Vietnam and Korean memorials were next. They were amazing, the Americans don't spare money when it comes to this type of thing. They were very well thought out. For example, the Vietnam veteran memorial had a statue of an African American, Caucasian and another soldier to denote all races who fought for the US. A wall of over 58000 names were listed on a wall of the the US soldiers killed or missing in action, very powerful. ...
Two subways to the airport shuttle to Dulles Int'l. SAS to Copenhagen to Bergen, Norway. It's 4:50, and I am happy to be beginning the finally stages of this travel and get on the bike. I've got one more night of sleeping in a vehicle rather than a bed, but it'll be worth ...
... group of people and then they would have to discuss a subject. In fact, I was totally wrong. The instructor gave us a sheet with a topic on it. It was a driver licence this time. And after he had read it and explained to us the meaning of difficult words, the instructor asked to each person a question about this topic and we have to give a short or a long answer. It will probably help me to structure my speaking ...