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Washington, DC

A thoroughly Capitol idea!

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Hello all!
Were back on, and about up to date at last! The photo backlog is pretty much cleared, and now we're in Washington, home of the cheesy photo opportunity (brace yourself for some classics!)
OK, so we arrived on Good Friday afternoon by train, jumped on the Metro and got to our hotel. Brilliant location (2 or 3 blocks from Smithsonian Institute buildings, the Mall, the White House) The hotel is a bit touristy, but it'll do us! The first afternoon we wandered down to the White House, cos you just kinda gotta!
The following morning we went to the Museum of Natural History (one of the Smithsonian buildings) and saw loads of stuffed animals, Dinosaur bones, that kind of thing. Also a 3D IMAX show. During the afternoon we popped into the Air and Space museum and looked at some space stuff, and had a quick look at some sites as we moved around.
Today was the best day of weather so far (We've had sun since a little flutter of snow in Philly on Thursday, but there's a load of cold air from Canada cooling the whole of the coutry down at the minute). We went back into the Air & Space (small doses is good!), saw a 3D IMAX show about the moon (same one as in Florida, gang, and we stayed awake this time!).
Then we spent the afternoon walking around seeing the sights.



Washington is built to walk around idly, looking at big statues and buildings, with huge open avenues and green spaces. Is very nice! There's still more to see in the museums and more memorials and stuff to wander 'round. We're here til Friday, and is nice to be a bit settled in one place (and get some washing done!)

We'll be back on before we leave DC, so speak again soon. Hope everyone had a good Easter.

Bye for now,

Posted by davidarow 21:06 Archived in USA

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Hey you guys. I'm back in blightly now and have just caught up with what you're doing. I'm impressed with both what you're up to and the fact you've taken time to tell us! Shame about the weather though, wasn't that cold in bermuda! Make the most of the cold cos i imagine its gonna get a lot warmer in time. Have fun and will be tracking you from now on! xx

by chrisrow

Hello you two.
Was great to get back earlier today and catch up with all your travel news. It meant trawling over a weeks worth of entries etc but it was worth it if only to marvel at Dave's fashion sense!! particularly going from bearded geek to clean shaven Arthur look alike! I particularly liked the middle aged man in a cardigan look when you first arrived. OK, enough of taking the P.
Seriously though, it looks like you're really enjoying yourselves and I'm tres impressed at your keeping us all so well informed.
Carry on enjoying. Will phone you over the weekend courtesy of Tesco's.
Lots of love, Mum. xx

by jrow

None of those sights can compare to the wondrous Penshaw Monument, try though they might. And Sares, could your sunglasses BE any bigger, heh heh. Missing you guys heaps... xxxxxx

by Eviepie

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