Wyndham Old Town Alexandria
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... in the sun again :) Thus we spent most of the day walking around the city seeing the sights, instead of hiding inside. First stop.. The Ford Theatre The sight of President Abraham Lincoln's assasination. Unfortunately, the theatre was closed (our luck of course) but we were able to check out the museum, Petersen house and education centre. Having been to Gettysburg gave us all the background information to the civil war and Abraham Lincoln. So today's ...
... to the convention to the trade show until 5. Had to rush back to go the the Academy Reception. It was held at the Women's Museum. The 20 inductees and their spouses were introduced again. Two women were inducted this year. Had a nice dinner and got to tour the museum. Got back to the hotel at 9. October 14, 2013, Monday Don got up early to go to a breakfast meeting. I finally get to sleep in. I think today is a free ...
... this time. I am glad we went though the Star Spangled Banner and story is moving and the America through the Wars display was totally up my alley. In the end we succumbed to the day and admitted we were not going to see everything.
The whole town was very active, even with congress in recess. There were scores of young people here, maybe because they work cheap, maybe they are all power hungry, I have hope that ...
The TEDMED conference is being held at the Kennedy Center this year. The schedule for today was for check-in between 6pm and 8pm followed by talks from 8pm until 10pm. After getting my badge I was directed to go to the second floor of the Opera House, where the talks will be held, to pick up my Fitbit (an electronic pedometer) and have it set up.
Next I headed for The Hive, which is the name ...
... Hope diamond (45.25 carots). The elephant in the rotunda. Back on the bus we headed for the US National Holocost Museum. A very somber experience. It is a well executed experience that explains what led up to the Holocost with the rise of the Nazis. Stories of people from various countries who helped Jews hide or escape are told. Also told are the horrific realities that women and children were the first to be executed or gassed. The Nazis ...
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