Old Clark Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... Another worker, an older lady then took us to the portico where we waited and she told us about some of the features of outside the house.
The tours are timed so that each group is in a separate area and is closed off from other groups by doors. One group will not move from their room until the next room is empty of its visitors.
Monticello was the house of Thomas Jefferson the drafter of the Declaration of Independence and ...
... across, but we decided the vegetation would block the view of the train, and it would be very hard to hold the camera steady while standing on a movable bridge so we took the train pics from solid ground. Then we rode the afternoon departure which included two restored Wabash cabooses now rented as overnite (or longer) lodging at the end of the (currently) usable track, about 10 miles from the terminal. It's a pretty ride, with plenty of curves ...
... known to still exist in the whole world; another is under restoration at the Cass RR, about which Linda wrote yesterday. The Climax design sports a single piston on each side of the boiler, mounted diagonally, with the force transferred thru a series of gears to two trucks under the firebox-and-boiler and two more under the (integral) tender. The wheels are small -- maybe 18 - 20 inches in diameter -- which together with the fact that all of the headend weight rests on driven ...
... we decided to stop at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which just happened to be right on our way. What an amazing place! i don't know if all of the tour guides are as good as the one we got or if we just lucked out. She not only knew her spiel and did it so well that it didn't sound canned, but she had answers to all of our questions. And Walt threw quite a few her way!
One point that particularly caught my attention was the degree of sensitivity ...
... br> We couldn't see the train, but we could still hear it, and thought it was coming our way. Then the sounds got fainter and then stopped. Then we heard a whistle and more train sounds, so we waited, but they stopped again. We decided to wait five more minutes, and our patience paid off. The train eventually came around the bend, and we got some more pictures.
Back to the station for lunch and shots of the next train leaving. Then we headed back ...