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... woman was driving a red FORD MUSTANG convertible...yes, on Russian TV !
I walked around a bit outside. This neighborhood in the new area felt sterile. Couldn't tell if people actually lived in those fancy buildings. I was surprised to see women doing sidewalk work. I was told later this would be considered easy work for women.
Met up with 8 person tour group. Oguz Han brought the people from the Altay mountains that started settlement here. The 8 ...
... leaders. The exhibits took us from the earliest codes and spying techniques to the latest 21st century technology. They also had a fun display featuring 50 years of James Bond villains. It was an entertaining afternoon.
We were now ready to head back to the campground via the Metro. In the morning on our way into the city we had relied on the kindness of strangers as we stumbled to figure out the system from parking ...
... For every item anyone bought, we would get 20% off. At the shop there were hats with Washington D.C. boldly, the FBI and NCIS logo, the US seal, and hoodies with the same things. Pretty much everyone attacked the FBI apparel, however Jack and I (Mia) settled for the NCIS beanies. Not everyone took advantage of the sale, but Ms. Winter bought everyone postcards which we will be writing on and sending home from Gettysburg.
However, the excitement ...
... 8,909,200 pounds of iron and the bronze Statue of Freedom is the crowning feature of the dome.
Next stop was Jefferson Memorial - the Memorial is a presidential memorial dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, who was the third President of the United States. The design of the Jefferson memorial is similar to Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's home, which was modelled partially after the Pantheon in Rome. The monument has 26 pillars, which represents the number ...
... with a host family in a neighborhood called Arangoiti. And my host family was actually just one host mom, Ines, who was better than anything I could have asked for. I learned so much from her and she was perfect for me because she helped me with my conversational Spanish and taught me how to successfully talk around things I don't have the vocabulary for. Also she was the sweetest person ever and I couldn't have felt luckier to have been placed ...