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Jul 22, 2013 - Last day in DC

On Monday, Murray and Phil spent their last day in Washington DC. Murray had previously arranged with his Congressional representative to get tickets to the Gallery for the House of Representatives, a Capitol tour, and a tour of the Supreme Court. They participated in a guided tour that was interesting and funny. They learned that that each state is limited to two statues in the Rotunda, crypt, and linked rooms. California has two statues -- Junipero Serra and Ronald Regan. (nteresting choices). Each time Murray and Phil went into a new...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Day of Rest

Sunday was a day of rest for Murray and Phil. They spent the morning in their hotel room .. plotting out the next week of the road trip including making some hotel reservations. They kept one eye on the British Open.. and would like to congratulate Phil MIkelson. After Phil clinched the Open with his birdie on 18, they headed for a Laundromat to start the week with zero dirty laundry. Next to the laundromat was a Lebanese restaurant. Phil took an photo of the owner's sons and would like to give a shout out to his golf buddy, Louis Yamine....

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Jul 20, 2013 - July 21 Saturday... Arlington

On Saturday, Murray and Phil rode the Metro to Arlington cemetery. The bought a ticket for a tram ride that allowed them to get off and on. The first stop was John F Kennedy's grave with the eternal flame. Jackie Kennedy is buried beside him. Arlington Cemetary was originally the property of Robert E. Lee. He married the great grand daughter of George Washington who inherited this property (and not Mt Vernon). Robert E. Lee served 32 years in the US Army before resigning to join the Confederate Army. He wrote his letter of resignation from...

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Jul 19, 2013 - DC July 19

Murray and Phil picked up the truck on Friday morning from Koons Arlington Toyota. The truck was actually ready on Thursday, but they did not want to leave the Mall early just to get the truck. The service that was performed was twofold. One -- some corrosion was found on the wires from the spark plugs to the distributor coil.. so that was replaced. Two - a fuel induction flush was performed which would clean out the fuel line, the fuel filter, and clean the throttle. Phil had full service records available on-line from Toyota (in Auburn)...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Washington DC

On Wednesday (July 17), Phil and Murray left Philadelphia humming Eagles tunes and drove to Washington DC. They made arrangements to have dinner with their high school classmate, Carolyn Lochhead. Carolyn graduated from Berkeley with a dual major in journalism and Rhetoric (Rhetoric is defined as the art of persuasion). She was very successful in this major as she convinced Phil and Murray to walk to her house (from the Metro station).. a very humid 2 mile trek and somehow they paid for Carolyn's dinner). Carolyn works as the San Francisco...

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Jul 16, 2013 - England and Scotland trip (Airport Photos)

These photos and ones that will follow as the days go by are from a pilgrimage that we took to the islands of Lindisfarne / Holy Island, England and Iona in Scotland with a group from St. Philips's in the Hills, Tucson. To those who are not part of this group, these photos of our friends may not hold much interest, but we will be posting lots of pictures of the beautiful scenery. Please note that we are open to your personal use of any of these photos, but please respect our wishes that they not be used for any commercial purposes. Also,...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Williamsburg VA / Washington DC

We left North Carolina and spent the next 4 days in Williamsburg. What a beautiful city. I love the history here. I feel like if I were given a test on the Revolutionary War, I would ace it! We also visited Jamestown, which was the first settlement in VA and also visited Yorktown. Yorktown was the site where many battles occurred and we walked on the same battlefields that Cornwallis and George Washington walked. I also have a new respect for the French. They actually played an important part in saving us from the British. (I did not know...

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2013 Motorhome trip

Jul 3, 2013 - Washington DC -- We made it!

The rain has finally stopped. Today actually became too hot and sunny for me. I guess I am never satisfied! Anyway, we got in yesterday, but due to the weather, and the sorry internet connection, I couldn't update this. I am still having problems updating with pictures so I may just end up with a lot at the very end. This campground is very different. It is clean and well maintained, but the spaces are WAY too short. I don't see how some of the larger campers could safely stay here. We are almost touching the road on both ends of the...

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Jun 7, 2013 - Washington, DC!!!!

We have been staying at the Capital Yacht Club in Washington, DC. Established in 1892.....mostly motor boats with a little community of people who live on board permanently. Walking distance to Downtown and right next door to the Seafood Market! Great location and very friendly club. It was raining and pretty miserable when we got to DC so we thought it would be easier to eat on the boat. I thought I would take a look at the Seafood Market......what an experience. There a long line of people waiting but I could not figure out what they...

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Jun 5, 2013 - Wonderful visit to our nations capital

We spent three days in the Capital. Two at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History. The third day we walked around the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House and Georgetown and Georgetown University! We also spent a day at George Washington's plantation home of Mount Vernon. He had 8000 acres. It was very interesting. He was a progressive farmer for the times and also made substantial money by his workers netting fish during their spawning runs up the Hudson River!!...

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May 16, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

5/15/13, Wednesday We got on Skyline Drive which runs 105 miles through the Shenandoah National Park this morning. (It is essentially a continuation of the Blue Ridge Parkway.) The Appalachian Trail continues along this road too. More gorgeous views of valleys and mountains but not as much water. The speed limit is only 35 and it is VERY winding so one cannot even hit 35 in many places (at least in a motorhome towing a jeep). So we got off the Skyline after about 40 miles and moved to the freeway. We took the freeway all the way into...

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2013 USA Trip

Apr 29, 2013 - April - 29th Last day in DC

Monday was our last full day in DC. We've saw most everything on our list and then some. Think we will head south towards Williamsburg, VA and spend a few days. It was rainy and cool all day Monday. We both are having some sinus/allergy issues as everything is blooming here and the weather didn't help. Stayed in most of the day but then drove downtown to visit the monuments at night. You can actually park within a few blocks of the Lincoln Memorial, so we put on our coats, rain gear and grabbed my camera bag and headed out. Fairly small...

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