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Travel Blogs from Oxon Hill
... weaving through the store which I think is crucial to their success; for example you see a tripod you like from the displays, you tell them you want to buy it, so they give u a ticket and you can continue browsing through the massive store. While doing so, there are minions working frantically in a warehouse under the store, or somewhere, loading up little green boxes with everybody's orders which get shot around the store along conveyors that hang off the ceiling above your ...
... it turned out the Baron (my original hotel) had a Bier Cafe on the ground floor, so that could have been my undoing (not to mention the noise of the Cafe would have kept me up if I'd manage to avoid the temptation). Somehow, I did manage to drag myself out of bed early the following morning and go for a run (see photos and commentary) my first run after my 'issues' in Switzerland. First priority in Washington was to buy a new pair of runners ...
... I like. Next stop was the Space Centre which was interesting as it included real life artifacts.
Last but not least the Capital Building. That's one mega building! It was interesting to see from the steps - you could see all the way down to Lincoln. It reminded me of Canberra and how if you look from the War Memorial you can see all the way to Parliament House.
Now the 4 hour trip back to NY. Peace ...
... and lack of humour. I had proposed the
Eggenscwilermobile as a name for the Dodge, but that is also a mouthful, so the
Egg it is. It’s from the 1980s, so it was new when Mrs Henry and I were young. Alas,
where have all the years gone....?
We left Nu Joizy (Mrs Henry continuously reminding me that
road traffic kept to the right-hand side of the road in the US: “Tight right,
wide left!”), and as darkness started to ...
Unique to DC
I stayed in a cute neighborhood comprised of row houses near Ledroit Park, which to me seemed like a diverse area. The people were quite outgoing and friendly. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who would complement each other randomly on the street, or the people who would say hello to their neighbors on their patios. There was also an awesome (but relatively expensive) local ...