William Penn House
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... allowed inside. We are then bombarded with dozens of signs and rules all over the building. No food in the living area, kitchen closes at 10, blocking the toilet carries a $1000 fine. It was what I'd imagine North Korea would be like if they branched out into tourism and opened youth hostels. The hostel wasn't even that clean or tidy or nice or big. It didn't have too much going for it at all, especially when George tells me regretfully that he saw ...
... with little shops and lanes. We then went kayaking/paddle boarding- not water boarding (which is a form of torture)as Maighread called it to the guy at the desk ! In the evening we went to try out capital bike share which are boris bikes and Alyssa took us on a tour of the city and all the monuments it was all so big!!! And far away my legs were so not prepared for that much cycling ! But then the highlight of the day! Our first chipotle! Deeeeeeelicious it's a fast ...
... Finally, Leger gave us a lift back to the hotel and we soon headed to bed.
On our second full day we waited for Millie and Eugene to join us before we headed down to Union Station to get the trolley tour. Getting off at the Lincoln Memorial, it was amazing the sheer size of it. After touring the WWII memorial, Millie and Eugene headed home and we went for lunch with Alex, another wdc member. Margaritas we great, so I didn't mind the spice so much. After ...
This morning was another early morning as we headed off at 6am to catch the Amtrak train from Penn Station, NYC to Union Station, Washington DC. The train journey took 3 hours and was really enjoyable. It was interesting to see the many types of landscapes and towns we passed through on the way. When we arrived in Washington, we purchased a hop on hop off bus ticket and took off to see Washington. It's amazing how many government buildings there are. ...
... read and swim, read and swim!
At 4pm they have a talk about how to use the transit system (which runs right from the campsite if you want the bus) and how to get the most out of your time in DC. Very good talk in which they even tell you how to eat at places where the locals eat (like the cafeteria at the Library of congress).
After dinner we walk the park which takes a long time in this place!