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... Terry was a bit frustrated this morning when planning our day to include the Capitol and White House. We use Google maps, and it tells us what bus to catch, how many stops etc, but today because of security it didn't work, so there was a bit extra walking. Streetview doesn't go too close to the White House.
Took a bus to Georgetown, which is an historic neighbourhood in Washington, with many beautifully preserved houses and buildings. And hard to walk ...
... for this choice was we saw Natural History in NYC and have seen many art galleries and these were things unseen. American History full of things ranging from Julia Child's kitchen to First Lady gowns including Michelle's gorgeous cream inauguration gown. First mac computers, walkman and various other technology. Political history was very evident with lots of war and emancipation stuff too. Covering all wars up to the present. Americans seem to be preoccupied with the heroics of ...
... From there, my host dropped me in town and I went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. It had academically interesting footage of the Nuremberg trials, information and commentary on current events in Africa and Asia, and a touching wall of children's painted tiles. I signed a note that I would tell anyone visiting Washington, DC to go there because I think people need to see it. The Hall of Remembrance is very simple and very quiet. There are no words for what ...
... fascinating. You think “We’ll just quickly nip through these few exhibits” and then you are confronted with a Spitfire, or one of the original propellers from the Wright brother’s first flight. You could not help but stand in awe of what you were seeing. One display I liked was 2 nuclear missiles side by side, a Russian and an American mid—range. Also nearby, a German V2 rocket. There was a great display on rocketry and the development done by ...
... on the flight. The sad thing is there were at least 10+ seats left on that flight; however united wasn't offering it to my fellow travelers. Me I was selfish I wanted the extra seats to stretch out on so I said my enthusiastic thanks and went to find a Starbucks. Those poor angry souls are going to be stuck here for awhile.
I am totally going to smell bad when I get to Kuwait
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