The Luck of the Irish
Trip Start Mar 10, 2011
34Trip End May 05, 2011
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My day began a little later than expected as daylight savings came into effect on the East Coast without my warning. Had my roommate not informed me I would have certainly gone the day without knowing and missed my departure. As it was, the only adjustment I made was to cut my trip to the International Spy Museum short. And this turned out to be no great discomfort.
The Spy Museum is one of the few attractions in DC with an admission fee and disappointingly, one of the poorest maintained. Photography was not allowed so please bear my descriptions. The experience started well with a premise of role-play as we descended the elevator
Dejected, I set off to see the front of the White House (having only mistakenly seen the back). Washington smiled upon me. Not only was the Sun in her full display of warmth, the St Patrick's day parade had begun (again unbeknownst to me). So I took time to appreciate this spectacle of green and gay and wondered what on earth Japanese racing bikes and modified cars have anything to do with Saint Patrick or the plight of the Irish. Nonetheless, quite the party. Oh and the White House front was more impressive than the back and with its high fences and overwhelming security, certainly more fitting of the power of the President.
So concludes the first chapter of this epic adventure. I write this en-route to Philadelphia, at least I hope so as we have made no progress for the last hour. Hopefully some sleep is on the cards for tonight.