The Old Folk Go To Washington Day One
Trip Start Apr 28, 2008
15Trip End May 19, 2008
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We were back to being a twosome again sat. nav. woman was finally out of my life for ever I hope, words cannot describe how happy I was.
Reg had been worry about the drive back to the airport but with the help of a very helpful receptionist at the hotel who printed out some directions which avoided all the road works it was pretty easy a quite!!. I think Reg was glad not to have to drive any more (urban areas are a bit of a nightmare).
We arrived at our Arlington Hotel at 9:30 but an abrupt receptionist said the room wasn't ready yet & we couldn't check in until 3:00pm.(we knew that, we only wanted to confirm our reservation & leave the luggage).
We looking like a couple of wallies in our matching waterproof anoraks, walked to the Metro bought two day passes ($7.80 all day which we thought was reasonable) & it was on into Washington for a first look around. The security is very tight, we couldn't get into the visitors center without ID & going through a security check. It was very overcast, so not very good for photos. After lunch we went to the Arlington National Cemetery. You can't really say going to a cemetery is enjoyable but it was worth seeing. It was all the more poignant as there was a funeral taking place whilst we were there. I don't know how many miles we walked but we were whacked out.Sylv
(Sylvia even found some of here ancestors(Brown,Taylor and a Bird)Well she's found them everywhere else we've been!!!)Reggie Baby.