William Penn House
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Today was a very historical day as we saw the Declaration of Independence, constitution and the bill of rights. All of these were the orginal of course. This place had every historical event leading up to this date which was very helpful when trying to find things. We went to a ...
... is a beautiful, open city with much greenery, but very few coffee shops. No buildings are allowed to be built taller than the Capitol building (so no more than 12/13 floors). We certainly had a wonderful day. On another occasion Paula and Simon bravely offered us the use of their Porsche 911 for the day, so we bit their hand off and drove off to take the Skyline Drive through the Shanandoah National Park. This follows the crest of the Blue ...
We started the day with a breakfast picnic in our room. We dressed and went downstairs and the ladies let us bring it up to the room for a picnic. It was rainy outside so we had a lazy morning with Saving Mr Banks and Mary Poppins.
Then mom convinced me to go back to DC for a closer look at the memorials. It was cool, we had a tricycle tour guided by John. He carried us on a lime green 3 wheeled bike for a 90 minute ride around the Tidal Basin and all ...
... to see and touch a real space suit. The visor is actually made of gold and the whole suit is Kevlar coated as dust particles floating around in space can cause significant damage to other materials. There was also a flight simulator for landing on an aircraft carrier. Apparently it's not real easy to do!
I went to the American Indian Museum. This looked at the indigenous cultures from Alaska all the way to Chile. It was a really ...
... seem to be no higher than 10-12 stories. Not sure if the skyscrapers are in another part of town or if there are some regulations about building height in this particular area. Also there are quite a few impressive old buildings but not nearly as many as in the other east coast cities we have been to. It looks like a lot of heritage buildings have been replaced with modern blocks. There are a lot of statues and monuments ...