The Brookland Inn
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... the documents. This was both really enjoyed this. We spent a good few hours here so afterwards it was early evening so we had the 'delight' of food shopping. On our way we got caught in a bit of thunderstorm (I literally hate thunder) however it was not too bad as it did not last very long.
The following day, we had another busy day planned. We started with the American history museum which was really good. It had a lot about ...
... lead and, when not at work, also held by the ear! The dog had a wild cold look in its eye and certainly was not to be approached by anyone except his policeman with whom he spent 24 hrs per day. The heavy dude was perfectly pleasant once engaged in this way so I asked him what his purpose was, could it be drug drops or some such. Oh no says he, it's for explosives! Well there you have it and none of us want to be at risk so we felt slightly more benevolently about him! Or is it ...
... view down the length of the
reflecting pool to the Washington Monument. The steps also provide another
small but historically and socially significant snippet of history. Chiselled
into a step about three quarters of the way up are the words, “I have a dream”.
This is the location on which Rev. Martin Luther King made his eternally famous
speech. One can only imagine looking down over the reflecting pool to see ...
... Who knows what they would have charged me with…
So, I shoved everything in my pockets into my backpack and hoped they wouldn’t notice one harmless little pocket knife among all of the other stuff I had in there.
I got lucky with the bag search, but when I went through the metal detector, the guard stopped me and asked me what I had in my pocket. Of course, I hadn’t taken my wallet out of my interior pocket when ...
... incredible at night in the rain) and they reflected of a marble wall which had white ghost like faces all over it representing all of the lives lost in that war. There was also a striking image of a German Shepard which several students spotted. The reflection of the 19 men (making 38 total) represents the 38th parallel where Korea was divided. I would have loved to study the images on the wall during the day but we had to run.
We didn’t ...
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