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... though as the tour guide told us it takes 2 hours to reply appreciate the cemetery. As we were only in Washington for a few hours, we didn't have 2 hours spare so we missed out on visiting here. Next time!!!
We stopped for lunch at Arlington Mall and rejoined the bus after our tummies were full. We saw so many memorials and buildings and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We caught the return train at 7.10pm and arrived back in New York after ...
... intended target of terrorists on 9/11. The visitors' centre had an excellent display showing the timeline for building the Capitol (it all started as a small white building on a hill surrounded by farms - a bit like Canberra). There were originals of important Bills on display, such as the emancipation of slaves, and women's equal rights.
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum was absolutely fantastic. Highlights were the Wright ...
... gave us all headphones so that we could hear what he was saying. We saw many rooms and found out that each state gets to choose two statues of people to put in to the Capitol Building. We also got to go inside the top of the building and see the dome section. The dome is decorated with beautiful paintings. There was a painting on the ceiling of George Washington sitting next to Liberty ...
The last few weeks have been way busier than usual and I'm sorry for not updating this blog for a looooooooong time, but hey just blame DC... This city simply got me in its power! Unfortunately there's no possible way to provide you with all the awesome stories that happened since my last blog entry, but I'll do my best to hit the highlights.
And believe me, there have been a ...
... was giving you all the tourist information about Washington, Marc suggested we could just stay in the hotel and watch it then we wouldn't have to walk all day round the city. He's not much of a walker is Marc.
We made it out before lunch time, which surprised me, Marc wanted a subway, so we spent the next hour looking for one. With it being Saturday a lot of the food halls were closed, so he had ...
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