Father of Our Country...Busboys & Poets
Trip Start Oct 10, 2009
8Trip End Oct 18, 2009
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We got back on our bus and drove along the Potomac to Alexandria's old town area. While visiting Christ Church (the church of George & Martha) we discovered that today was a good day to visit the church as they were filming a special for PBS. When we walked in we saw 2 actors dressed as George & Martha...Kinda wild! We toured the rest of the town and headed towards Arlington Memorial Cemetery. Did I mention the weather is perfect again
today...sunny and 70
We stopped again at the Marine Corp Memorial, saw the Air Force
Memorial and stopped at the Pentagon to see the 911 Memorial (because
of security seems like we parked in Delaware and walked to it)…marathon man did great...I on the other hand was winded! Our guide for the day Chester (I had an Uncle Chester; he had a glass eye)...but this Chester's voice sounded like a mix between Barry White and Sir Mix-Alot...dropped us at Union Station and we made a beeline for the National Archives we got there at 5 and they didn't close until 5:30 but they wouldn't let us in.
We found out the American Portrait Gallery was still open so we walked a few blocks to it. The gallery had some really neat pics alot of portraits of famous Americans from sports heroes to war heroes, the gallery also host the Presidential Portrait Gallery
We literally flipped a coin to choose dinner and ended up at a place called Busboys & Poets a restaurant/coffeehouse/speakeasy…the food was
so-so but the dessert was excellent…white chocolate banana bread
pudding with coconut ice cream. We left the restaurant and were
informed by Jaxson that he finished both books he brought and
a new book from a series he likes is coming out today....so away to
Barnes & Noble we went for our final stop of the day!
Jaxson passed out tonite- Im sure he will have more to share tomorrow!