Staying in Foggy Bottom
Trip Start Jul 06, 2011
19Trip End Aug 08, 2011
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We arrived from Orlando yesterday and apart from going the wrong way on the metro train system for 1 station, ended up at our hotel apartment at about 1.30 pm where we met up with Leanne! Alison Jackson, my niece who is working in one of the Washington DC summer camps met us also so we spent a very hot afternoon wandering through the Washington Mall. We started our trip at the Lincoln Memorial which sits at one end of the reflecting pool (which at the moment is a dug up piece of dirt/in renovation mode) and wound our way through the Vietnam memorial and on to the World War 2 memorial which was opened a few years ago by George W Bush. Then onwards to the White House (last time I saw it it was behind scaffolding so I was happy to be able to see it properly this time)
11 July. This morning was a slow one... First call was the Library of Congress, which is very impressive and interesting. Lots of wonderful exhibits and we could have spent longer there but there is so much to see in Washington so we moved on to the Capitol Building where we did a 1 hour tour which included a 15 minute film on the birth of the nation and the latin phrase E pluribus unum which in English means "Out of many, one" and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. Next stop was the Verizon Centre in Chinatown which is the home for the Washington Capitals Ice Hockey team. Christopher is a crazy fan, so we had a request of a jersey to buy at the club store. Unfortunately the only thing happening at the Verizon today was a visiting Dalai Lama and the store was closed
That about wraps up the last 2 days. Stay tuned for tomorrows itinerary. The Holocaust Museum, The National History Museum, The Air and Space Museum, Museum of American History and the Jefferson Memorial. Hopefully we will get to the Arlington Cemetery as well.