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Jun 16, 2015 - Washington, DC #2

Today I again rode the Metrorail into DC for a second day of sightseeing. It was especially hot and humid since there was no cloud cover. At one point my phone said it was 95 but the heat index was 100. It felt every bit of that and much worse when I was in the sun. At one point I went into a restroom and when I went to wash my hands I noticed how red my face was. It looked like I was really sunburned, but I was just overheated. Later in the afternoon around 4:00 I was just ready to get back to some air conditioning. On the 2nd day of my...

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Kizer Summer 2015

Jun 15, 2015 - Washington, DC #1

Today I rode the Metro Rail into Washington, D.C., and it was quite the experience. When I first emerged from the subway, I had no idea which way was north. So even though I had a good city map with all the landmarks on it I had no idea which way to head out. Finally I remembered that my smart phone has a compass app, so I used that to get my bearings. My first order of business was to find the visitor center for the 2-day trolley tour I had paid for the night before. I then took a 90-minute tour of a part of the city that included the...

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Jun 14, 2015 - Camden Yards

Our fifth baseball park on this trip was Camden Yards - specifically called Oriole Park at Camden Yards. It was short drive via the freeway into Baltimore on a lovely, muggy Sunday afternoon. I had done my research, so we were seated in the shady ares of the park, and that was a blessing on a horribly humid day. These teo desert poeple are just NOT used to this weather. I seemed to be the only one dripping with sweat, so I guess people who live here don't feel it. Orioles lost to the hated Yankees 5-3 as the fans cheerily 'Booed" A-Rod...

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Geritol Journals

May 26, 2015 - Last full day in DC

5-26-15 Last full day in DC We left for our last full day in DC with the confidence of knowing where we were going and how we would get there. Riding the Metro has now become a grind. We have become very urbanized. Just kidding, we are still having fun, the novelty has not worn off for us yet. We arrived in town around 11AM with the idea we would first visit the “Newseum" then the Museum of American History. We were fools to think this plan would work. We stayed in the Newseum unit it closed at 5PM. Oh well, we have plenty left to see next...

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May 25, 2015 - The National Memorial Day Parade

5-25-15 Memorial Day It’s Memorial Day and the weather is perfect again. Looks like a great day to head on into Washington DC and take in the National Memorial Day parade. We took the Metro (train) to DC. We don’t travel by this means very often so we had fun once we figured out where to go and what to do. The parade didn’t start until 2PM so to fill the time, we went to the very excellent Air and Space Museum. We got there around 10:30AM and left shortly after two. Not nearly enough time to do this place justice, but managed to hit the...

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Mar 26, 2015 - Flat Luke Explores Baltimore before heading back to Shawnee, KS!

This month went by so quickly. Today, Flat Luke saw the Baltimore Inner Harbor with lots of ships, the Orioles Baseball Stadium, the Ravens Football stadium, the Walters Museum of Art, our own Washington Monument, the City Hall, and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. I hope he has a safe ride home!

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Mar 21, 2015 - Flat Luke goes to Washington, DC

Flat Luke went on a whirlwind tour of our nation's capital, Washington, DC. He saw FDR's memorial, Abraham Lincoln's memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr.s memorial, Korean and Vietnam War memorials. He even had time to drink coffee and eat gelato. It was a long day!

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Dec 3, 2014 - Washington, DC

We took the train from Richmond, VA to Washington, DC for the night. Brian wanted to meet with Senator Collins to discuss bringing industrial hemp back to the State of Maine. Unfortunately, she was " in session " voting so we spoke with another colleague. We did end up in the elevator with her,though! We have been doing a lot of walking around the City and even had to stop to allow the President's motorcade to cross in front of us! We have seen quite a few monuments, ate lunch in Chinatown and we caught the Lakers vs Capitals NBA game! ...

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Oct 29, 2014 - Washington, DC

Hello Everyone, Today we traveled from Delaware to Maryland, and Washington, DC! We stayed at Cherry Hill Park Campground which is one of the closest campgrounds to downtown DC, and it was beautiful! They also offered a free bus trip into the city every day which dropped you off at Union Station where you could catch any of the trains/busses to anywhere in the city! We were there 4 days, and it was not enough time to see everything…but we tried! We visited the White House, the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson...

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Oct 10, 2014 - Washington DC

We arrived at the Cherry Hill Campground in College Park, MD at 11AM and signed up for the night tour of DC leaving the park at 6 PM and returning 11:30. The monuments were beautifully lit up for night. The next morning we left on the day tour at 6:45AM and visited more of the attractions, monuments and museums until 6PM. Friday we drove to the metro station and took the train down to the Washington Monument. We were about halfway through the National Holocaust Museum when we were evacuated because of a fire alarm. After waiting an hour in...

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Sep 20, 2014 - A Day in D.C.

I have to say I was dreading going to Washington today. I wanted to see the sites but you can't drive in so it was the Metro train in and then walking to see the sites. Well .. when we got there Chris had rented Segways for us and what a grand day it was. I only fell off twice but was much slower than your average rider. I had a great time and got to see all the sites. We were on the Segway for 2 1/2 hours. We then went out to eat and had a great meal before heading back to our campsite. It was great to spend time with Chris.

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Sep 13, 2014 - Nashville to Washington DC - USA

When we left you it was Saturday 6th September and we we're exploring Nashville. We drove into the city centre and visited the Johnny Cash museum which was very enjoyable with various memorabilia and video footage of the majority of his career. In the afternoon we visited Centennial park and the Parthenon which is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. In the evening we went to the Grand Ole Opry which is a live show and radio programme that has been...

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