Klenske East Coast Road Trip travel blog


Today, Kara and I ventured into the ungodly humidity of Washington D.C. Started by going to the National Zoo. It was pretty cool to see the two Pandas. Also saw some spiders that weren't in a cage and looked like those crazy one's from the movie Arachniphopbia (spelling???). After sweating off at least 10 lbs. in the zoo and a lunch stop, we went uphill to the National Cathedrial. It was the grandest church I've ever seen. Puts the Dubuque Cathedrial, and even the Irish one's to shame. It's gothic and was built to look real old. Funny thing is, it was finally completed in 1990, when George the First was President. We then to the train to Arlington and vistited the grave of JFK. The eternal flame is moving. Looking over D.C., flanked by his quotes, and seeing him buried with his wife and two very young kids, along with his brother...an entire family buried there.

Also saw the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier.

By the time we returned to the "Hotel Rob", we were in desperate need of a shower. Then went and met a "not-so-sober" Rob for some food and beer at a bar in the Adams-Morgan district (where he lives). Got a bit drunk there, talked to Grant on the cell, talked about the old days of college while listening to "Glory Day's" play on the juke box, and then watched Rob, our "great host" ditch us to go home to somewhere other than his home and with someone other than us, if you get my drift! So Kara and I stayed with a couple of other guys to finish off the pitchers, and then proceeded to a Bob Marley/Jamaican bar. Had a couple red stripes, watched some european football, and danced to some regae like a lone white boy in a bar full of Jamaican's should....



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