Goodbye New York....Hello Washington!
Trip Start Sep 07, 2009
39Trip End Nov 17, 2009
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18/09/2009 - Woke up early to our first 'free' cooked breakfast. The dining room has just one large table that all the guests sit around. This was a bit weird at first (a few tumbleweed moments as Jim would say), but actually we got talking to some really nice people (a couple from Denver, who recommended a route for us to take from Denver to Las Vegas, and an Australian lady who is travelling on her own for 5 weeks). Now for the bad news. As we left the dining room and walked up the stairs to our room, I suddenly felt my back go and I basically haven't been able to walk upright since! Not sure what happened, it just went! Decided to carry on with our sightseeing plans, in the hope that the pain might ease off. Caught an open-top touring bus from right outside our B&B, that took us round all the sites that DC has to offer. The city has such a huge political history (that it is obviously very proud of!). The endless monuments and government buildings we drove past were very impressive. We stopped off for a while at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King gave his famous 'I have a dream' speech and the site of the inauguration of Kennedy and Obama, which was pretty inspiring. With my back still hurting, we didn't get a chance to visit the White House, but Jim got a quick passing picture form the bus!
Back home, my back was no better, so we got a takeout and a strapped a heatpack to my back in the hope that it will be better in the morning for our long train ride down to Savannah...fingers crossed...