Westin Tyson's Corner
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... for general admission. We were put in a lift and went up a couple of floors to a room where we were to choose an identity. We had to memorise details of our new identity as we were to be questioned on it later. I thought, oh cool, this will be fun. After a few interactive things and one lot of questions about who we were (done via machine) we just wandered about like any museum. Bit disappointing unfortunately. Greg felt the same ...
... a big walk up the hill. Eating breakfast at 7am and lunch at 3pm isn't quite cutting it, but should be great for my diet and exercise plan! Speaking of exercise, People in DC love to run and bike. It is so nice. Reminds me of Chattanooga, but on a much larger scale, of course!
Now to get back on track, I viewed the Kennedy site and headed toward the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. I viewed the changing of the wreaths done by some schools. Very neat. Wonder how I can get a group ...
... statute of Abe Lincoln sitting down at the top. This was carved from 38 blocks of granite. On one side he has his famous speech - "4 score and 7 years ago" and on the other side he has his 2nd inauguration speech. He sits looking over the Reflection Pool towards the Washington Monument and Capital Hill. The Lincoln Monument is where Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech. Quite a few of the public buildings and monuments ...
... clinic. It seems that he has tonsillitis (Angina) for which he received antibiotics (the test results we got the day after actually were negative - so we did not find out what it was, but Dario quickly got better). At 8 we finally made it to the hotel - the Georgetown Suites are small apartments with kitchens, living room etc. so for once we have the chance to eat 'at home' and also use the laundry service. We are looking forward exploring Washington - after NY it is ...
... President served two terms, but not consecutively (Cleveland). Some Presidents died in office (William Henry Harrison, Lincoln, Kennedy, etc.). One President resigned (Nixon). One President was in a wheelchair (FD Roosevelt). All in all a good history lesson about the Presidents.
After visiting the gift shop and actually NOT buying anything (ALERT THE MEDIA!!!) We took a quick cab ride back to our hotel.