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Jan 24, 2009 - Washington Day 2

Another day in Washington. We met hockey buddy Mark's friend Rachel at a hockey game in Oak Ridges last week. Today we met up with Rachel, who lives and works here in Washington. We went out for lunch at one of Rachel's local restaurants and had a delicious lunch. Rachel gave us a wonderful tour. She drove us around town and pointed out many points of interest. The Washington National Cathedral was a must see attraction. This cathedral is the sixth largest in the world. This is a non-denominational cathedral whose doors are open to people...

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Jan 23, 2009 - Washington, DC

Glenna and I left home yesterday morning and drove to College Park, Maryland. We are staying at Cherry Hill Park. We were surprised to see how many campers are here. We were expecting to be one of a few, but if fact there are at least 30 other units here. We got up this morning and headed in to Washington. It required a 20 minute bus ride and then a 20 minute subway ride to get to the White House. They are busy removing the thousands of Johnny on the spots still remaining from the recent inauguration. It got up to about 50 degrees this...

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Jan 20, 2009 - Inauguration, Washington D.C

History in the making in my own backyard...how could I miss this opportunity?! Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was crowded. But, yes, it was one of the most exciting experiences that I have been a part of. Our alarm went off at 4am and we were on the Metro not long after 5am. We lucked out to get seats in the fairly empty car, but the crowds continued to pile in as we got closer to downtown. It was still pitch dark when we arrived at L'Enfant Plaza and we made our way through the crowded streets lined with dozens, if not hundreds, of police cars...

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Nov 5, 2008 - Air & Space Museum

Since our last visit to Washington DC (proabably 15 years ago or better), the Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian has expanded out near Dulles Int'l Airport. What a great museum of air and space travel. My favorite "Edminster" cousin, Jane, took us on this great adventure. She and her retired US Army Colonel husband have lived in the DC area for well over 20 years now. They served our country well and I am always proud to connect with them.

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Fall '08

Nov 5, 2008 - New York, New York

We went from the Boston area down to the West Point Campground. The area was just hitting its full fall colors and it was beautiful. The campground is built around “Round Pond” and is very nice and quiet, or so we thought. We left West Point and went into New York for 3 days and 2 nights and came back to West Point on Friday night. It was Halloween and every campsite and cabin was full of little goblins, monsters and they and their parents came out to the campground for the weekend. One of the little (we assume) goblins tripped over our...

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Oct 29, 2008 - Washington, DC

We stopped into Washington for a few days and spent the time exploring the city and touring the various monuments and museums. Both Terry and I have been in Washington a number of times so much of what we visited was not new to us. The weather was clear but cold all the time but we made the best of it. We took a tour bus ride around the city that allowed us to get on and off as many places as we wanted. You simply caught a later bus to continue on. We visited Arlington National Cemetery, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving (where they...

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Adventures in 2009

Oct 29, 2008 - Washington, D.C.

We made it here! We'll go into the city tomorrow - Thursday.... Made it to the Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) today (Thursday) Actually, we're just happy we made it downtown without too much trouble. You can imagine the four of us stick out as 'tourists' on the city bus and metro subway. All in all, though, it was a great way to get around - much better than us driving our car. We had a great time in the museum - there was so much to see! The kids seemed more interested in the space travel than airplanes and we spent a lot of time...

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Oct 22, 2008 - Train Travel to USA

Well it was an early start to the morning, 4 am. We got up, changed had a few things to eat (mini croissants and fruit) and checked over the apartment. All ready to leave, keys in the draw we left the apartment. I always have a sense of sadness when we leave, I like the new apartment and can’t think what the next will be like. But we need to move onward. Taxi was waiting for us. Nice new Yorker, married a Canadian girl and now lives in Niagara. He drove us over the bridge and through the border, had a chat with the border guard, he can’t...

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Oct 20, 2008 - Washington D.C.

We spent six, very busy, exhausting days exploring our nation's capital. We camped about 45 miles south of the city, in Virginia. The first day we drove to Arlington Cemetery where we spent 3 very warm hours walking the grounds to see the Memorial Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknowns, Mast of the Maine, Memorial to the Crew of the Space Shuttle, Robert E. Lee's home, and J.F.K's grave, eternal flame and memorial. From there we drove to the National Zoo and enjoyed an early evening, walking around looking at the pandas and other...

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Oct 20, 2008 - washington, dc

YAHOO!! Today we actually rode the Metro and actually got back above ground by ourselves!! We are now in Washington, D.C. and are touring our Nation’s Capital. We left the Amish Country about 9:30 Sunday morning and headed to Cherry Hill Park in College Park, Maryland. Thanks to Richard and Patsy King for the recommendation to stay here and for all the info they gave us on the area. We called Skip’s sister, who brings a group of students to D.C. every year, for some help with out tour, but we were never able to get together. At least the...

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Oct 17, 2008 - Back In The Capital

After the long drive back from Myrtle Beach, we didn’t fancy another day in the car driving to Pittsburgh right away, so we stopped for one day, and an opportunity to golf once again. A friend of Bharat’s joined us and we found a great par 3 course. I was surprised to see such a beautiful public course for beginning golfers. There were a tremendous variety of fairways and greens, with small ponds and stunning trees lining the course. Shortly after we started off, a large group of deer bounded out of the trees and ran across a neighbouring...

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