Don't take short cuts through garages!
Trip Start Mar 17, 2012
80Trip End Jun 26, 2012
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Once exiting the hotel, to turn left was not possible so I continued across the intersection and followed a small car with 4 black people in it, which turned left just after the intersection into a garage then exited right, onto the road where the left turn at the intersection was barred. After following for about a mile (for no reason other than they were ahead and travelling in the same direction) we came to a halt at a set of traffic lights
<Note to self: Don't take a short cut through the garage just in case that was the problem>
Now we will just continue straight on to complete our original plan.
Well, for those that have had the pleasure of driving in Canberra, the sense of direction goes out the window once a wrong turn has been taken.
So it was for DC. A long road does not go in a straight line, and any rotary (roundabout), square (that you have to go around), or monument that sits in the middle of the road, all contribute to confound even the most diligent navigator (especially when the GPS was given a rest because we only had one road to drive on!)
We arrive to Michele & Pete's hotel about 10 minutes late after seeing most of Washington but none of the tourist sights we had set out to see
We all enjoyed a wonderful meal at the original Clyde's of Georgetown. Opened in 1963 in Washington's most fashionable neighbourhood, Clyde's now boasts 13 establishments across greater Washington.
After a most enjoyable night we bid Michele & Pete farewell. Although we would later travel through their home state North Carolina, we would not be going near where they reside.
The next morning, we set out early to snare a good car park (parking is free on Sundays) whilst most were still in church. I guess being such a multi-cultural and diverse society, there were less in church than I had thought, however we were lucky and got one within walking distance of the White House. After parking the car we set out for a full day of touring.
The day consisted of about 6 miles of walking, sightseeing, picture snapping, museum attending (they are all free in DC), driving to 'too far to walk' attractions/sights and just a bit of eating at a great Mexican establishment.
Oh! And I forgot to mention - the lady you can see walking with her entourage is Michelle Obama and Barak bringing up the rear.
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