Monuments and Government Buildings
Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
113Trip End Sep 04, 2013
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Where I stayed
Staying in a predomately black neighbourhood, though middle working class so seems very safe. Our host met us out front, a lovely african man. Gary was so relieved we made it, he was a bit emotional and gave the man a big hug, maybe it was more of a collapse into his arms, either way the man took it very well. We have the cutest little studio appt fully self contained and our hosts live upstairs. The bourbon got a good nudge that night. Today we headed into Washington for the day. Most of the attractions are within walking distance. It was a beautiful sunny day and was so good to be out walking. We could not believe how small The White House was, Gary asked one of the secret service men "what have they done with the top of the white house? When he told us they use the capitol building as the white house in movies because it is bigger, Gary said, but its not white enough. The guy was african american!!!!!!
19/12 : Today we headed back into the city on the metro. Funny, for about 3 stops we are the only whites on t
he train and as we get closer to the city the caucasions join us. We spent 6 hours in the Smithsosian Air and Space Museum. It was fantastic. Saw 3D film of the Hubble Space Telescope project, gave us the sensation of
being in space viewing more than 250,000 celestial objects.
Two days just not enough, may have to return.
Off to NY tomorrow, driving to Long Island OMG!!!!!