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Jun 20, 2014 - Washington Day 2

We are gluttons for punishment – it is only 95 today but there is a breeze. We are getting good at figuring out where the Metro (underground) is and where we can catch the hop on, hop off buses. We are in Maryland so we catch a bus here at the RV Park, express for 10 minutes to the Metro and we are in downtown Washington in about 15 minutes! Have met many others who are in RV Parks in Mt Vernon and Quantico and they take Amtrac in. The transportation here is quite impressive! Today we took a different hop on, hop off tour. Jaunted off to...

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On the road 2014

Jun 19, 2014 - Washington, DC

So, off to Washington on Tuesday morning (after rush hour on I95), a couple of hours down the road. Our GPS takes us on an alternate route because 95 is plugged! Lots of road work here (as in other states – stimulus spending?). Had a lovely slow drive thru numerous little towns (almost joined together – right along I think Chesapeake Bay). Saw Quantico Naval Base in the distance – knew it was coming up for miles. Looking up the road and you can see it for miles (remember we are still heavily treed and towns and houses fight for their...

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On the road 2014

May 22, 2014 - DC

packed up and loaded out of the hotel a drive around Atlantic City checking out part of the boardwalk that has not been repaired, and a walk back on the repaired boardwalk before heading out of the city heading for Washington, DC for the night. WWhile driving in Maryland got into a very heavy rain and hail storm, was so hard had to pull off the road for a bit then on int DC, checked out some of the nightlife, then off for some sleep.

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May 9, 2014 - On to Washington DC

Had fun at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes Delaware. Things started with some personal necessities - showers and laundry. Took the bikes out while waiting for laundry, and to my great horror had to change the back tire on Cheryl's bike. Brompton's are great bikes, but not as straightforward as regular ones. More things to take apart before you get to the little 16 inch wheels. Glad I had YouTube and my bike as a reference to guide me. Maybe I'm handier than I thought! Walked the cats a little more successfully this time, fewer places in...

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May 6, 2014 - Washington D.C.- Part 2

Washington D.C…. it’s perceived differently by different people. Kids most likely think it’s boring, if they think of it at all. Many adults get angry when the words are even mentioned in a sentence these days. Most people, myself included, imagine the capitol, congress, a few well-known monuments, and maybe the popular “West Wing” TV series. I can tell you if you’ve got any heart at all, a couple of days in D.C. visiting the various memorials, museums, and government buildings will leave you with a sense of… measured awe, for lack of a...

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May 5, 2014 - Washington D.C.- Part One

With Virginia in the rear view mirror, we pointed the rhino in the direction of our nation’s capital; Washington D.C. On the way, we met up with the Angela and Gordon White, from Truck Camper Magazine at the Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally. It was nice to meet our “alter-egos” in person finally, after communicating via email since last year. We arrived and set up around 8:30pm, and by 9:00, the four of us were chatting non-stop in the camper. (We had so much to catch up on, nobody noticed or cared that we were all standing for about an...

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Apr 23, 2014 - the Capitol Limited

Unfortunately this train doesn't have WiFi, and I didn't have time in Union Station to post pictures or stories, but rest assured, when I get to Chicago I will find time to write it all down. It looks like I'm next to the lounge car, so I will be relaxing in there until dark. I have a nice family sharing my row, so we're going to have a sleepover. :) Next stop, Chicago!

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Oct 27, 2013 - Day 27. Snowshoe To Washington D.c.

Today’s route will take us through the Shenandoah Valley, which runs between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountain ranges. First though we visited the ski resort at the top of the mountain. A thin layer of snow lay everywhere in this “ghost town”. As we drove in, there was a small group of white tailed buck deer grazing quietly next to the road. We almost drove past thinking they were statues. They were obviously used to people as they didn’t seem to be phased by us being there. We imagined that this resort would be very busy during the...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Washington DC Sunday

Had a lovely breakfast in the hotel & then walked 3 mins to the Subway. Bought day tickets and caught a train to National Geographic Museum. Fabulous photos - their 125th celebration with dramatic pictures and interactive exhibits - very cool. Loved the interactive one about the tree that is 3000 years old! Headed back on the Subway to the Marion Koshland Science Museum. Had a lot of interactive stuff for kids and adults - lots of DvD and special effects and cool quizzes. Michael kept doing a driving simulator - hard to get him off he was...

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Oct 5, 2013 - Washington DC

Started the day with a nice breakfast. Michael loved the bagels and Julie liked the fresh melons and yoghurt. Off to catch the Subway but we needed help to work out how to buy tickets! Subway was clean and tidy and we arrived fast! Tour booked today: Historic Trolley Bus. First trip from Downtown on green route north thru Golden Triangle, Dupont Circle right up past National Zoo to National Cathedral. Driver excellent commentary . Past all the dozens of embassies with their country's flags flying - so many! On to Georgetown which has great...

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Oct 3, 2013 - Washington & Ice Hockey

Today was another great day in Washington for us. We got up and went back down town. Today we got a closer look at The White House. There seem to be a lot of events going on in there that require the police to close off the sidewalks. Yesterday we made it within 10 meters of seeing it and were turned around. Today we got there for about 5 minutes, took a few pics, and were forced to leave. The Police are very rude in the way that they deal with it all. After that we went for a walk around and went to the had a look at The Spy Museum, which...

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Our Grand Adventure.

Oct 2, 2013 - Washington

Today we went down town on the Metro. We got on a hop on hop off tour and had a look around town. We saw The White House, Capital Hill, lots of Smithsonian museum's, the Newseum, We stopped for lunch at Union Station and saw lots of others (including a good look at the Hilton as our Trolley broke down in the middle of the intersection infront of it!). After heading back out to the RV park we went for a drive to the market as we needed some things! I managed to make the RV look like a Greek wedding! I clipped the rear wheel on a gutter in...

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Our Grand Adventure.

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