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Jun 18, 2015 - Washington D.C.

If there is one thing I learned in Washington, D.C., it's that our government is WAY TOO BIG. There are hundreds of multi-story, several city block-long-and-wide buildings, all populated by government employees. All of them, it appears, live outside the beltway and commute by rail..... I know because we rode the trains with them. At first, traveling by rail and subway was daunting, but be the end of our five day foray into the city, we were old hands at it. The city, like most cities, is large, dirty, smelly, and full of noise - but the...

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Jun 18, 2015 - Washington, DC #3

Today was my last day in Washington, DC. Thankfully, there was lots of cloud cover today combined with a good rain last night for a little bit cooler day today. My first stop was the Smithsonian American History Museum. Inside there was the COMPLETE ORIGINAL kitchen of Julia Child. The only thing that was a replica was the linoleum floor. They had all her original appliances, cooking utensils & pans...everything. It was set up exactly like her television show. One thing I noticed that surprised me was she had several cat things: a painting...

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Kizer Summer 2015

Jun 17, 2015 - U S Capitol Tour

Larry, Debbie, and I were treated to a very personal tour of the US Capitol by our Senator, Patti Murray (D-WA.) Only a day or two before our foray into the city, I found out that one needed to schedule tours months in advance through one's senator. Never to be intimidated by the rules, I e-mailed a letter to her office, and the next day, we were booked on a tour at noon, meeting an intern Gisele, at Senator Murray's office in the Randall Senate Building. Though we did not get to meet the senator, we spent some time in her office suite...

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Jun 16, 2015 - Washington, DC #2

Today I again rode the Metrorail into DC for a second day of sightseeing. It was especially hot and humid since there was no cloud cover. At one point my phone said it was 95 but the heat index was 100. It felt every bit of that and much worse when I was in the sun. At one point I went into a restroom and when I went to wash my hands I noticed how red my face was. It looked like I was really sunburned, but I was just overheated. Later in the afternoon around 4:00 I was just ready to get back to some air conditioning. On the 2nd day of my...

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Kizer Summer 2015

Jun 15, 2015 - Washington, DC #1

Today I rode the Metro Rail into Washington, D.C., and it was quite the experience. When I first emerged from the subway, I had no idea which way was north. So even though I had a good city map with all the landmarks on it I had no idea which way to head out. Finally I remembered that my smart phone has a compass app, so I used that to get my bearings. My first order of business was to find the visitor center for the 2-day trolley tour I had paid for the night before. I then took a 90-minute tour of a part of the city that included the...

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Jun 14, 2015 - Camden Yards

Our fifth baseball park on this trip was Camden Yards - specifically called Oriole Park at Camden Yards. It was short drive via the freeway into Baltimore on a lovely, muggy Sunday afternoon. I had done my research, so we were seated in the shady ares of the park, and that was a blessing on a horribly humid day. These teo desert poeple are just NOT used to this weather. I seemed to be the only one dripping with sweat, so I guess people who live here don't feel it. Orioles lost to the hated Yankees 5-3 as the fans cheerily 'Booed" A-Rod...

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May 26, 2015 - Last full day in DC

5-26-15 Last full day in DC We left for our last full day in DC with the confidence of knowing where we were going and how we would get there. Riding the Metro has now become a grind. We have become very urbanized. Just kidding, we are still having fun, the novelty has not worn off for us yet. We arrived in town around 11AM with the idea we would first visit the “Newseum" then the Museum of American History. We were fools to think this plan would work. We stayed in the Newseum unit it closed at 5PM. Oh well, we have plenty left to see next...

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May 25, 2015 - The National Memorial Day Parade

5-25-15 Memorial Day It’s Memorial Day and the weather is perfect again. Looks like a great day to head on into Washington DC and take in the National Memorial Day parade. We took the Metro (train) to DC. We don’t travel by this means very often so we had fun once we figured out where to go and what to do. The parade didn’t start until 2PM so to fill the time, we went to the very excellent Air and Space Museum. We got there around 10:30AM and left shortly after two. Not nearly enough time to do this place justice, but managed to hit the...

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Mar 26, 2015 - Flat Luke Explores Baltimore before heading back to Shawnee, KS!

This month went by so quickly. Today, Flat Luke saw the Baltimore Inner Harbor with lots of ships, the Orioles Baseball Stadium, the Ravens Football stadium, the Walters Museum of Art, our own Washington Monument, the City Hall, and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. I hope he has a safe ride home!

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Mar 21, 2015 - Flat Luke goes to Washington, DC

Flat Luke went on a whirlwind tour of our nation's capital, Washington, DC. He saw FDR's memorial, Abraham Lincoln's memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr.s memorial, Korean and Vietnam War memorials. He even had time to drink coffee and eat gelato. It was a long day!

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Dec 3, 2014 - Washington, DC

We took the train from Richmond, VA to Washington, DC for the night. Brian wanted to meet with Senator Collins to discuss bringing industrial hemp back to the State of Maine. Unfortunately, she was " in session " voting so we spoke with another colleague. We did end up in the elevator with her,though! We have been doing a lot of walking around the City and even had to stop to allow the President's motorcade to cross in front of us! We have seen quite a few monuments, ate lunch in Chinatown and we caught the Lakers vs Capitals NBA game! ...

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Oct 29, 2014 - Washington, DC

Hello Everyone, Today we traveled from Delaware to Maryland, and Washington, DC! We stayed at Cherry Hill Park Campground which is one of the closest campgrounds to downtown DC, and it was beautiful! They also offered a free bus trip into the city every day which dropped you off at Union Station where you could catch any of the trains/busses to anywhere in the city! We were there 4 days, and it was not enough time to see everything…but we tried! We visited the White House, the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson...

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