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... worth seeing though are the JFK memorial garden, which has some of his best quotes about war (the "common enemies of man" etc), and the changing of the guard at the grave of the Unknown Soldier. I felt both sorry for and impressed by the marine on duty, who despite the boiling heat and his full dress uniform, dutifully carried out his routine of marching 22 paces, stopping, pausing 20 seconds, switching rifle hand, turning, pausing 20 seconds, and taking ...
The Plan - get the train to Washington and wander around the memorials What really happened - We arrive at our final destination by train. To my surprise the overwhelming impression as we step out of the station is the similarity between Washington and London - the architecture, the trees, the traffic, the atmosphere, the number of people on their phones and the number of Japanese tourists. There ...
... RV. We leave the house at 9:30pm and drive to a Walmart south of Washington in Alexandria, VA which is about 20 minutes from the start of the C&O trail. The girls quickly fall asleep in the RV, and we arrive in Alexandria at about 12:30am. I am tired since I woke up at 5am to pack, and I set my alarm for 5:30 so I can go into the store to buy final supplies for the ride.
... laid back things seem to be here. Trees, fresh air, etc.... From Wikipedia: Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the ...
... visit to Ground Zero for the 9/11 Memorial, a stroll through Central Park, a historical trek in Gettysburg, and wrapped it all up with an extensive tour of our Nation’s Capitol. So many good stories and experiences and we haven’t even set foot at the Summit. It is truly a blessing to be a part of this adventure, especially in Troop B241!"
Written by Bobby: “One of my favorite parts of ...
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