2006 – Washington DC

Last Day

We got on board our train at about 3:30. We pulled out of DC about 20 minutes late. This trip, our two rooms were facing each other so we were able to open a partition between them to make one big room. It was nice having all that room. We had a nice trip. Dinner … Continue reading »

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Saturday

We started this morning, our last day in DC, going to Ford’s Theatre. And the Peterson house across the street where Lincoln died. We then walked down to the Nation Archives which have been closed since the flooding here in DC. It finally opened the day we were leaving so we ran in and looked … Continue reading »

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Friday – Last Full Day in DC

We started by waiting in line for Capitol tour tickets. We had a few minutes to wait then went in. This one was taken by Stephen to prove both Vicky and I were there… By the way, the tour stunk. It consisted of waiting in long lines, then going through a total of three rooms. … Continue reading »

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Thursday

Started ealy again today leaving the hotel 8:00 to head to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. Here is a pic of a cool thing in Chinatown I snapped on our way to the metro… We had to transfer to a local bus to get to Mount Vernon. We had some time to kill… … Continue reading »

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Wednesday

Started early again today. We slipt up to two different locations to get same day tickets to sites. After that, we made our White House visit. George was not around but we got to see some of his house. It was very cool to be inside such a historical building. Too bad they don’t allow … Continue reading »

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Tuesday

Today started out earlier than yesterday. We left the hotel at 8:15 after breakfast. We again rode the metro (which was very crowded due to rush hour) to the Nation Zoo. We spent several very hot and tiring hours walking around. After a quick lunch at McDonalds (again), back on the metro to the US … Continue reading »

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Monday

We were up and ready at 8:15 this morning. We ate breakfast at the hotel, then off to the Metro. After a train change, we arrived at Smithsonian station on the blue/brown line. We stopped off at the Smithsonian Castle. This was the original Smithsonian museum. It has a lot of info about all the … Continue reading »

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We are in DC

We arrived to Washington DC Union Station around 2:15. About two hours late. After waiting for our luggage, we hopped on a Circulator bus and went straight to the hotel. It is a nice big room with a king bed and a couch hide-a-bed. After checking in, we took a quick trip to the mall … Continue reading »

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles IV

Got a few pics. Here is the Sightseer Lounge… Here is our sleeping car… Here is one looking out the rear of the train. We are running about 2 hours behind schedule so they had to feed us lunch. we all had hamburgers except Vick, she had pizza. We have been chilling in our rooms … Continue reading »

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles III

It is now the first morning after our first night spent on the train. Everyone except myself slept well. I did not sleep well by choice. I had planned to close my window curtains and snooze all night but I could not make myself. America was passing by out that window and I didn’t want … Continue reading »

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