Econo Lodge Elkridge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... to walk around to the north side. The run started not long after I arrived in the area where I needed to be for the start (5:00 complete time group).
Sorry, no pics along the way. I was working on a PR (personal record) for the first 18 miles and then was too tired/hurting too much to worry about photos.
You know ...
... all museums. Most of them are a part of the Smithsonian Institution, which on the plus side, means that those ones are free entry. The area that all these museums and memorials are in looks really small on the map, but believe me, it's a bigger walk than you'd think!
Jess and I had some time to kill before meeting up with the rest of the group, so we walked through the Air and Space Museum. It was actually pretty interesting, however ...
... it is marked out where this occurred. It was then time to take photos of the reflecting ponds with the Washington Monument in the background. You could also see how well the WW2 memorial fitted in at the bottom of the pools.
The Vietnam memorial was next and of particular interest to us after visiting the country last year and hearing their side of what went on. This was shaped into a chevron as that it similar to ...
... area, while the Vietnam one is quite subdued but incredibly powerful and moving. The simple design adds to this as does the listing of all who died. We also saw the big Abraham Lincoln statue in the Lincoln Memorial, much bigger than we expected! Etched in the walls are some of his most famous speeches, a great memorial. The most moving part of the day was next as we walked to Arlington National Cemetery, where the nations soldiers are buried. To see endless rows ...
... very friendly.
The building used to be a bank with the toilets in the basement/vault which was reached by an elevator. They had some great photos of past times and also of bank ledgers in the vault which were very interesting.
Back to the hotel to do some washing. Talked to a man delivering Pizza who told us the World Series Baseball game was on tonight and we should watch it. Don't think it will be high on our list of priorities ...