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Jul 17, 2008 - Washington DC Day 1

A drive to the Metro station gave us a quick ride into Washington, DC. Another hot and muggy day didn’t slow us down. We started at the Washington Monument, at 555 ft., 5 1/8 in. it towers over everything in the Nation’s Capitol. A striking feature of the WWII Memorial was the 400 Gold Stars each representing 1,000 Americans who died. These 400,000 lives were the second greatest loss of Americans in time of war. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was very moving for us, as it occurred during our young adult lives shortly after John finished...

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Jul 17, 2008 - Bush we are in your back yard

We arrived in Washington DC about 2 pm today. We have asked for an appointment with George W to discuss a few of his policies. They said that he was busy trying to get the Mexican border moved up to Oklahoma. Anyhow, we are going for a car ride tonight and then plan to tour all the monuments tomorrow. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON

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Jul 16, 2008 - wa DC day 3-white house tour, natl monument

Had to rise early to make it to our White House tour. We got going, dropped off all of our stuff at the capial in our representative's Rick Larson's office so we could go to the tour of the white House and be free of all bags due to all the security restrictions. This was very accomodating and a good nod to Casey, our tour guide, intern in the office. Getting to the white House tour was a bit stressful, had to be right on time, find the right gate, go through rush of security, then be herded through quickly. We did see a few rooms, and some...

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Jul 15, 2008 - Day 2 WA D.C. and the Muppets!

Later start today. We had a nice morning of swimming and relaxing after our long day in the city yesterday. We decided to drive into the metro this time instead of trying to catch a bus. this worked out well. We hit the timing perfectly -off peak travel is less hectic, and we got in on the parking deal. Today we went to the Natl. Archives to see the Dec. of Independence. We had to gather and wait in a large hall as they would let groups in a few at a time. The architecture and the room, and the whole experience was crowded, touristy, but...

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Jul 14, 2008 - the rain follows us-Cherry Hill Campground, WA DC day one

Monday: Today we ventured into big city WA D.C. We had to get up early in order to make it to our tour of the capitol. Last night when we came in, we thought we would head out to the Cathedral, but were too late to get going. That is one thing I am sorry to miss. As it turned out, it would have been dicey because we were welcomed againg with a huge storm. Thunder pounding, raindrops the size of fifty cent pieces...We had to catch up on laundry, but it would be all wet again by the time we made it out to the car. We met a nice family from...

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Jul 9, 2008 - Washington DC

The three days we spent in Washington D.C. were quite informative. We enjoyed looking at all of the historical landmarks, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, however the highlight of that day will remain my meeting Nancy Pelosi. We were fortunate to have been near her office when she and her entourage were entering the hallway. Our tour guide, Jason, pointed her out and Sonny immediately got his camera ready. Then, like the paparazzi, Sonny yells "Nancy!" She stopped and turned, and...

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Jul 9, 2008 - Washington DC

We have had a great few days in DC apart from a few visa problems which have taken quite a bit of our time up! We won’t go there as it is still rather stressful! Trust the Chinese Embassy to change the rules in mid April after we had left our country of residence... We made the most of our time though and really enjoyed DC. It is a fantastic city with so much history and so much to do! Our hotel was super central (only 2 blocks from the White House) and handy to all of the places we wanted to visit so we did loads of walking! We visited the...

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Jul 5, 2008 - Washington, D.C., Day 2

Today was realy cool! We toured the city by our own, only taking a bus to a quarter of our stops. The rest we of our stops we walked. First we went to the White House. I was really surprised about all of the security there. After that we went to the Smithsonion Air and Space Museum. That was realy cool! Next was off to the Lincoln Memorial. When I was there I realy felt how much of a great man Abraham Lincoln was. He did so much for this country and I am very thankful for him. We had an awesome experience in D.C. and I can't wait to come...

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Jul 4, 2008 - Washington, D.C. Nations B-Day

The day started out a little rough with about a 4 hour delay when one of our leveling jacks would not retract. That was fixed and we dropped the RV off at a local business for storage and went to the city, Washington, D.C. We got into town about 5:00PM and got ready to go straight down to the fireworks show at the "Mall". We sat under the Washington Monument, facing the reflecting pool and the Lincoln Memorial and waited with hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans for the 4th of July Fireworks. What a feeling to be here at our great...

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Jul 2, 2008 - Washington, DC

Met the NxStage area rep, Jeff Grover at the Dialysis Center in Beltsville, MD and it was just 5 miles from the RV park that I had already arranged. I did a treatment in the coach at the center and had another great day! At first since the clinic was so close, I debated with myself if I should just catch a cab and go over and see the patients but I decided the machine was already set up in the coach and I ‘unhooked’ the lines and took the coach. My internet connection here at the RV park is very spotty and SLOW! I want to get the updates in...

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Jul 1, 2008 - Train Tickets

In the midst of studying for the bar exam, we have secured train tickets from Moscow to Irkutsk. We couldn't get tickets yet from Irkutsk to Vladivostok because our options were limited seeing as how it is more than 45 days before we'd be hopping on the train from Irkutsk to the other cities on our list. Anywho, here is our current itinerary that we worked out through a Russian Travel Agency with the silliest name ever: Svezhy Veter. All the times for our trains are listed Moscow time. Local time, where different from Moscow, is listed in...

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Jun 25, 2008 - Miami to Washington by the slowest train in existence!

We arrived at the Amtrak station at 6.45am and waited for the station to open, only to find out the train wasn't till 8.40am, Doh! Sat in the waiting lounge drinking free apple juice and chatting to some friendly americans waiting for the same train. The next 23 hours were some of the worst we have ever experienced! The train was constantly rocking from side to side (Matt - Often faster than it was moving forward!) and stopping at every hick town between Miami and DC. Despite this the first 8 hours seemed to pass reasonably easily, but...

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