Travel Blogs from Alexandria
... extra safe there since there was a high police presence! At any rate we didn't take that route again!
The next day was essentially our last day and it was packed full of museums (after all that is what D.C is known for and they do them well). We visited the Holocaust museum which was very moving. They have an exhibit based on accounts from a boy who survived the Holocaust. This aims to provide the child's point of view. Tragically ...
Stayed in the very nice town of Alexandria at the quirky Monaco Hotel. What a contrast after NYC. It was like stepping back in time, just walking round the streets. 3 nights here. Went to super restaurant called Brabo which was certainly one up from the night before, the Fish Market. A real fast food joint! Caught train into Washington DC to see the sites. Very hot and humid. ...
... from that of the movie Night Museum, but I liked it very much. I spent two hours in the museum and one of them in the dinosaur fossil section. Other than that, there were some live creatures like spiders, scorpions, butterflies, etc, but they were not as impressive as the fossils.
After I left the museum, I headed for Washington Memorial. You can see the memorial from anywhere in the National Mall, but it is not always easy to get there. I thought it ...
... the forecast is for snow and rain.
After the first 14 miles the whole journey was on a succession of freeways and the New Jersey Turnpike until the last two miles in Alexandria. I drove past NYC, Jersey City, Newark, the turnoff to Perth Amboy, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington.
As I have noticed before the speed limit appears to be a mere suggestion, at either 55 mph or 65 mph if you are not doing at least 5 mph or ...
... since 9/11 unless pre-booked months ahead); If we had had another couple of days here we could have easily filled them. It was absolutely stifling and waiting in the queues was pretty exhausting, despite there being shady trees at many of them. The temperature got to 41 degrees Celsius today. Alex picked us up at Union Station at 6.00pm and we all had a farewell dinner which was very low key, before arriving home to the campsite for our final night ...
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