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Apr 30, 2009 - Washington DC Final Update

Washington DC Reviewed 4-29-09 Where do you begin to sum up 5 days of touring Washington D.C.? Jim has spent over 8 hours searching through more than 3,000 pictures taken while we visited this great city. The photographs brought back many memories and experiences that we encountered while visiting D.C. and hopefully they are able to speak for themselves, so we will try to capture those in-between moments. When we first dreamed of coming to Washington D.C., we were hoping to take in the blooming of the cherry blossoms. Jim’s knee surgery...

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Apr 24, 2009 - Washington DC 4-24-09

Short and sweet today. We successfully completed the trip from Harrisburg Pennsylvania to Cherry Hill RV Park in College Park, Maryland (Just north of Washington DC). As expected the traffic was bad and few things are more exciting than driving in 6 lanes of traffic at 65 MPH with cars and semi-trucks. Thanks again for your prayers for safety! This afternoon we tested the air-conditioning in the motor home with the outside temperature in the low 80s. Thankfully it has not been effected by the bumpy trip like other portions of out rig. We...

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Apr 21, 2009 - Photographs

Said goodbye to Kate, Paul, Sue and PK - I've had a great time in NY and Boston, thanks guys so much! Now, it's time to get sorted and packed as today I'm heading back to DC by train, ready for flight back to UK on Wednesday evening - arriving UK Thursday morning. (I've been having real problems with my computer this last month, which has prevented me uploading photos ... but I've now fixed the problem ... and will try to upload some of the missing pictures this morning.)

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Apr 8, 2009 - Washington (Part 2)

Today we toured Washington, almost in the spring. We started the day with a two hour bus tour around the city. This is the Cherry Blossom Festival however most of the trees were almost finished flowering. We had lunch at the Old Ebbit Grill in the downtown area. It is a 155 year old restaurant that was the first bar in Washington and had been recommended as a “must do”. After lunch we went the Museum of American History. All of the Smithsonian Museums are free and are amazing. We only scratched the surface by exploring the Transportation...

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Apr 1, 2009 - Washington DC

Jackie and Gordon have agreed to enter the Goofy Challenge again ... so I went on-line and registered myself ... what have I let myself in for?? Still in shock, I took Amtrak from Philadelphia to DC - another good experience of USA trains - and met a very nice teacher knitting in the seat next to me, on her way to a conference - and glad to be travelling without children! I'm staying with Michael in DC - a guy I know from his two stays in Cambridge, first working at USAF Mildenhall and then doing an M Phil in International Relations at...

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Mar 20, 2009 - Washington Dc!!!

Today, Kristina and I went to the Smithsonian National Art Gallery and saw lots of art work including Da Vinci, Monet, Degas, Native American and Modern! It was fab! In the evening, we all went for a burger at Fuddrockers! the food was great but huge!! After, Jenny and I walked into DC and saw the Capitol, Washington Monument, WW2 Memorial and the Whitehouse all lit up. The city at night had a great atmosphere!

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Mar 14, 2009 - Washington DC

Cath, Robbie and I had a really early start in Chicago to catch our train to O'Hare and our flight to Baltimore. The joy of first world transportation: an underground train, a flight, a bus, another train and we arrived in L'Enfant Plaza in down-town DC. Ed met us there and took us on a quick 'get-your-bearings' drive of the Capital before arriving at his flat in Georgetown to drop off bags and grab some breakfast. We had a great morning touring the incredible Capital buildings and the newly built visitor's centre which cost around $800...

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Mar 10, 2009 - New Orleans

Hi every one We arrived in New Orleans last. The campground we are at is on the waterfront. They have a shuttle to the french quarter 3 times a day. we plan to take the first one at 10:00. Because we followed the GPS to get here we don't really know where here is. I will include picture later today or tomorrow. So far we've traveled through NY,PA,VA DC,MD,NC,SC,GE,AL,MS and LA. We stopped in Washington and in Wilson NC to visit family. To date we have travelled 2000 miles and for those of you that don't remember miles that would be 3200 Ks.

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OUR WINTER 2008 TRIP

Mar 5, 2009 - We finally hit the road

We finally left at about 6 this morning. First we had to wait out the winter storm on the east coast that hit NY, the Carolinas and Georgia. then we had to wait another day or two to wait out the cold. There was no point is leaving home if we were going to be as cold as it was at home. Originally we planed to drive to Virginia and spen the night at a truck stop be when I remembered a great camp ground near Washington DC and it was open then we just headed there. We only plan to spend one night then on to Raleigh NC. I'll add more then and...

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OUR WINTER 2008 TRIP

Feb 8, 2009 - Al norte

Despues de viajar 5 horas a Washington fuimos detenidos para una revision secundaria. Afortunadamente teniamos una buenas 5 hora de conexion, por lo que no fue el mayor inconveninete del dia. Despues e una larga y dos sesiones de hamnyrguesas en Wendys nos acercamos a las sala 6C donde esperabamos encontrar una situacion favorable, lamentablemente fue todo lo contrario. El vuelo estaba lleno y solo quedaban 8 lugares en los que Mariana y yo eramos los 7 y 8 en la lista. Poco tiempo despues la pedsadilla de todo stanby. Nos dijeron que el...

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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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