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... morning I had to finish a paper for my Philosophy of Health Science class, and meanwhile mom could explore Boston by herself. In the afternoon we went to Quincy Market and North End to treat ourselves with some delicious sea food in Little Italy, only to go to Mike's Pastries after and get a red velvet cupcake for desert. On Tuesday, Mieke did more exploring so that she could also add Harvard Campus, the Freedom Trail and the Aquarium to her list. She then came to campus for dinner ...
... saddened that there are so many of them.
Between the memorials is the Reflecting Pool, empty , leading up to the Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial does get a point (6). Big Abe does look ever so grand in his chair, the museum is pretty weak but it guaranteed a point by being shelter from the snow.
A quick walk out to the Tidal Basin took us out (through some heavy sidewind and yes still snow) past the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and out to Martin Luther ...
... had been bought by Donald Trump and was going to be turned into a hotel.
So, we went to see the White House but couldn't get too close. I'd always seen people peering through the railings - but we weren't even allowed that close. Lots of cops around on bikes. In the distance we could see the Washington Monument - a tall obelisk thing that was covered in scaffolding as it was being repaired after being damanged by an earthquake a few ...
... dinosaur skeletons, a fantastic archaeology/anthropology collection, ocean exhibit and a stunning gem and mineral exhibit which included the Hope Diamond. An exhibit on genome development was also fascinating. We had such a good time exploring that it was about 6 hours later that we finally emerged from the museum.
Across the road we visited The National Archives ...
... University. That night we had dinner at Applebee's so nothing special there, but then we went into the city and did an illumination walking tour of all the monuments - all the important buildings. Saw the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, War Memorial and a few other little things. It was all beautiful - well lit, pretty, designed to be viewed at night. Down side was it was soooooo BUSY - people every where! Travel tip - never go to the capital ...