The Brookland Inn
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... crowds of people. There were still people about but most were respectful that others wanted to take photos. The lights lit up the Washington Monument and there were 2 red lights blinking at the top. Abe Lincoln looked quite impressive and stood out even from a distance being lit up so well. We were able to walk in front of the White House with few tourists (only as close as you are allowed now). Will return to them in the daylight tomorrow.
... leaders. The exhibits took us from the earliest codes and spying techniques to the latest 21st century technology. They also had a fun display featuring 50 years of James Bond villains. It was an entertaining afternoon.
We were now ready to head back to the campground via the Metro. In the morning on our way into the city we had relied on the kindness of strangers as we stumbled to figure out the system from parking ...
... From here, we got the metro to the Capitol building, which is the spectacular domed white building which houses the United States Government. Across the road was the Thomas Jefferson Building (the Library of Congress), and next to this, the Supreme Court, both equally impressive buildings.
The Capitol itself though definitely takes some beating. We originally only planned on a few photos from outside, but after both needing the toilet, decided to go in. Again, ...
... out to Paolo's for another drink before we retired to our hotel. It was a long drive back and we had fairly early mornings of hair appointments and telling Alicia how beautiful she was at least 100 times.
Mark arrived bright and early at 7:30 am and due to the jackhammer that began right outside our door, we were not able to go back to sleep. I had a hair appointment at 1 and Marie had make up at 1, so Mark and Jack went to the bar to hang out ...
... of life.
Boy am I getting tired! I am walking everywhere I go! I walk to get there and walk each place of interest. I headed to the Air and Space Museum. It was great. Lots to see and do. Reminded me a bit of Creative Discovery Museum with all the gravity and hands-on experiments. I practiced flying a plane, toy of course. Lots of reading. Lots of students from other schools.