TownePlace Suites Falls Church
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... typical features of their way of life. I ordered Nyama na Kunde, Masala chips and Tuska. The charge was more than expected but was explained when we were given extra samosas, the cashier had gotten our order wrong. It was not the end of the world though, I stashed the extras in
Air and Space Museum
Froyo with blackberries and granola
high dollar hot dogs
... and I bought some Chinese food (steamed pork dumplings and mango, coconut and tapioca dessert) while Gab and Che went to look in the Market tent at Kenyan and Chinese souvenirs. Got the train back to Glenmont about 7. We expected it to be crowded but it was OK - we only had to stand for one or two stations.
We had dinner at J&P Italian. Gabrielle ordered an appetizer of breaded mushrooms. She got about ...
... and left for the District of Columbia. Arrived at 5:30am, so a four hour drive, got some sleep on the way, not much though. Once there grabbed a Starbucks and headed for the Mall and got some great shots of the Capitol Building right on the break of dawn. The Mall has all the main sites of Washington DC and it is definitely worth the walk, but I'd say allow the whole day in order just to take in the sites without visiting the museums. It took me just under 5 ...
... foibles but it has many positives too.
Washington DC is not organic. It was planned and planned well. Charles Pierre L’Enfant was hired and after a plot of land on the Potomac River was chosen as the site for capital of the USA he came up with a master plan. According to some his work was overseen and undertaken with the assistance of George Washington no less. The city was called Washington, as you may of guessed, to honour the first President of ...
... special to see the actual Apollo 11 command module and other spacecraft and aircraft that were actually used.
We then hiked most of the length of the mall to visit the Lincoln Memorial. It's still very moving to see that statue and to reflect on what that president accomplished.
By this time it was raining really hard (we had been getting rain showers off and on all day but now it was really dumping). Nonetheless, we took a ...