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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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Sep 4, 2014 - Washington DC

Moved from Pennsylvania to outside of Washington DC. Caught the metro in Virginia and rode to the Capital on Tuesday the 4th. I loved it and Linda liked riding the metro. We have never seen so much traffic and it was moving not stop and go. I have been rating drivers on our journey's and they might be the best. They have plenty of room between vehicles and no cutting in and out. While I am on that Denver has the worst or the rudest they cut you off and won't let you in and next is Massachusetts they are the opposite they merge slow and it...

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Don't wake me up

Aug 25, 2014 - Washington DC

First things first: CONGRATULATIONS TO HANNAH AND IAN ON THEIR 2ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! Sorry there's so many photos, but the city demands it. We had one whole day to squeeze in as much sight seeing as possible, so our busy day started at 8:30am and we didn't stop until we crawled into the hotel bar at 10:30pm for a nightcap. In hindsight, Washington DC needs about 5 days to do it justice. When we arrived yesterday, we were able to meet up with a former colleague of Julie's who taught with her in Malaysia. Erin is an American from Ohio,...

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Aug 24, 2014 - Stephens City, VA to Washington DC

Who said Julie would miss going to school? We arrived in Washington DC at about 1:30pm and had returned the hire car by 3pm, having driven a total of 5,127 miles over 6 weeks. No dings. No speeding tickets. No sunglasses (left them in the hire car). Fantastic hotel in Washington DC - well done Sandra. We'd recommend The Hotel George to anyone. Not expensive, brilliant position, great staff and free wine at 5pm each day :-)...

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Jul 10, 2014 - Day 2 --- Washington DC

Got to Washington at 6:30 freakin am. (over an hour early) Everybody that we talk to is friendly. We got brave and figured out how to use the metro rail. We rode it to the closest station to the zoo. Um, then we had to walk a quarter of a mile up the hill to the zoo. But its OK, the zoo is awesome of course. Then, ok, I'll admit it, my butt is tired, so we catch a cab. The driver is cool and we have just enough time to run to the monuments before heading back to the station. Up to this point, we have had a great day. Now its time to board...

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Jul 4, 2014 - Trip Rpt. No. 8. -- Free at Last; Frolic and Detour

Yes, I am enjoying my trip even more that I expected. And, I am learning a lot about history and geography as well as how not to pack a car for a five-month trip. Not surprisingly, I over-packed, but that is a genetic trait from my Mother's family. It is always the parent's fault. I was also a tad worried that I would not like the "transitory" lifestyle ("transitory" was the nicest substitute that I could think for "vagabond") -- but I have found that roaming around the country not knowing where I would be in five days and not having an...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Capitol 4th...and then some!

After a few week of walking in the footsteps of our founding fathers and reliving events leading up to our country's declaration of independence, what better place to spend the Fourth of July than the nation's capital. Andrews Air Force Base will be our jumping off point for all the activities here for the next week - not to mention that there are three championship golf courses located within 5 minutes of the RV without leaving the base...time to get my golf on! Our first stop is the U.S. Naval Academy @ Annapolis, MD. We didn't realize...

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Jun 23, 2014 - Busy day... :0 lol

We woke up early and went to the Hershey Museum. I learned a lot about Mr.Hershey and his business. It is really, really hard to make Hershey Chocolate bars and kisses!!! You had to push 700 lbs of chocolate in a bath tub and package it! Next we went to Gettysburg and took a 2 1/2 hr. tour of the civil war battlegrounds. We saw a house with a confederate cannon shell that went through 2 rooms and you could still see it stuck in the wall of the house to this day. I also learned: That a confederate bullet went through 2 walls of a house and...

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Best USA tour ever!!

May 22, 2014 - DC

packed up and loaded out of the hotel a drive around Atlantic City checking out part of the boardwalk that has not been repaired, and a walk back on the repaired boardwalk before heading out of the city heading for Washington, DC for the night. WWhile driving in Maryland got into a very heavy rain and hail storm, was so hard had to pull off the road for a bit then on int DC, checked out some of the nightlife, then off for some sleep.

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May 9, 2014 - On to Washington DC

Had fun at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes Delaware. Things started with some personal necessities - showers and laundry. Took the bikes out while waiting for laundry, and to my great horror had to change the back tire on Cheryl's bike. Brompton's are great bikes, but not as straightforward as regular ones. More things to take apart before you get to the little 16 inch wheels. Glad I had YouTube and my bike as a reference to guide me. Maybe I'm handier than I thought! Walked the cats a little more successfully this time, fewer places in...

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May 6, 2014 - Washington D.C.- Part 2

Washington D.C…. it’s perceived differently by different people. Kids most likely think it’s boring, if they think of it at all. Many adults get angry when the words are even mentioned in a sentence these days. Most people, myself included, imagine the capitol, congress, a few well-known monuments, and maybe the popular “West Wing” TV series. I can tell you if you’ve got any heart at all, a couple of days in D.C. visiting the various memorials, museums, and government buildings will leave you with a sense of… measured awe, for lack of a...

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