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... after 9/11, the FBI took over the Intrepid, and made her the headquarters of the investigation, as it could be secured, accommodate the 350 agents, sleep, feed and work, and have helicopters land onboard.
After that we went onboard the Intrepid, straight to the flight deck. They have all sorts of aircraft onboard: the single seat sr71, super tomcat, f4, harrier, mig17, cobra, Huey, etc etc. it is awesome. And then we walk to ...
... the main floor and balcony. It is such a beautiful building! Then we took the Metro to the American History Museum. We spent 90 minutes on our own seeing the exhibits we each were interested in. More time would have been nice but we saw a lot. Afterwards, we took the train home. We had another great dinner with our leftovers from Sunday. Our days have been exhausting and we had an early evening since tomorrow is an early ...
... This is the factory where all of our US money is printed. This tour allows you to watch, from behind glass, how the money actually being printed. Elias was disappointed, however, because he thought we would be close to the printers to see how the machines work, etc. I chuckled to myself at his naivety!
That ended our day, so back on the subway we went and headed home where ...
... I can now appreciate those Helicopter pilots skill that have to land on the front lawn to pick up the big guy. They don't have a lot of maneuvering room. It was starting to get dark so we headed back to the metro. We stopped at at pasta place on the way back then got some supplies at the local shops, it open till midnight so it convenient. We plan a rest day tomorrow and I might Winterize the RV as from here on its gonna get ...
... there were other people in the ornate library. As we were leaving, more cookies and drinks were offered, and books were given as gifts. A very nice guidebook, produced by the Ministry of Tourism.
After that we walked back to the traffic to hail taxis, still wearing heels. I doubt I was the only one with blisters.
We went back to American Councils after that. They spoke to us of how people in ...
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