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... am a happy aunty.
Day 3: today Uncle Jesse has a surprise for us. After a late start (we woke up late today oops), we head out to Washington DC (District of Columbia - not a state but not in Maryland or Virginia).
Uncle takes us on a scenic windy drive through some nice green scenery and we end up at the Great Falls Park. Its $5 to get in and we go for a mini hike today, well a nice walk really. The viewpoint that we see is the Potomac River and it is really cool. ...
... now around 5pm so out came the maps before heading off to the nearest metro station. Alexandria is a great "old town" and is a must do for anybody visiting Washington. It would only be about a 15min train ride to to main station and from there they run a free shuttle bus right down the Main Street towards the water. The streets here are postcard perfect and we set about wandering and looking for a place for dinner, there's plenty to chose from. After ...
... big appetites. Washington won 97- 89. We have been a good omen for all the teams we have watched, everyone has won.
Day 64 - 24th November 2013
Decided to go and see some more museums, the Smithsonian's are all free to go into, we started pretty early and headed to the Air and space museum, on the way we had to jump on the metro service which is the underground, Paul and Chris jumped on the train and just as i was about to step on the doors shut ...
... sight and the scaffolding didn't spoil it too much but after speaking to one of the Park Rangers it turned out that people had thrown green paint over it the day before.
Next up was the final stop of the day as it was getting late and my feet were absolutely killing so off I headed to check out The White House. It was a fairly straight forward walk and after about 20 minutes I was stood outside the house of the 'Most Powerful Man in the World' and to be ...
... daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Patrick, and granddaughters Emily, Alexandra, and Lydia. We had a lovely visit for an hour and a half or so, sharing pictures, reminiscing and generally catching up on each other's lives. Donna and I were the only girl cousins growing up and had been pretty close in our younger days. I was so happy to reconnect with her! When we left, Jennifer had packed ...