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... tour all of the historic buildings, including Tryon Palace which served as the initial long term capitol of North Carolina, and was house to Royal Governor William Tryon and his family. There will also be an opportunity to visit the historic website's new, state-of-the-art Pepsi Family Center, exactly where guests are transported to a river village, circa 1835, and can take part in a quantity of fingers-on activities. No, not precisely. I just think that you get a full feeling ...
... instead, but they looked like something I could have bought at any jewelry store, and it was $20. I only had $10 in cash. Then, a pendant caught my eye: it was a little sun decorated with a pattern and an aqua blue stone in the center. It was small, simple, and unique. I asked how much that pendant was. "$5." I hastily purchased it, and he wrapped it up for me in a little bag. He smiled and told me thank you, and I thanked him in Arabic. "Shukran!" Mom made fun of ...
Today we returned to the Smithsonian Institute for a day of museums and art galleries. The group broke into pods and decided amongst themselves what they would most like to see. Highlights included the American Indian museum, national art gallery, American history and culture museum and the natural museum. The weather in Washington was beautiful with not a cloud in the sky and the cherry blossoms beginning to bloom. By the fifth hour of ...
... bit was standing in the place where Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and where Forest Gump spots Jenny in the Reflecting Pool at the peace rally.
More silliness arose after we had a very scrumptious steak for lunch. I say lunch but it was more like 2.30pm by the time we were eating. We all went to the loo in the restaurant before leaving. To go to the loo you had to get in a lift to go down ...
... of Mike's. I was then given my usual role of 'follow Mike around and take pictures of Mike with cool stuff'. I really don't mind. He loves his 007. After an extended stay in the International Spy Museum shop, we thought we'd make the most of daylight and go see the Washington Monument, the WWII memorial, the reflecting pool, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. I am still so surprised that we did fit all of that in. ...