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Jan 5, 2016 - San Francisco

Woke up to rain. The English and the USA might call us the changes of weather - unseasonably warm and dry London Town, warmest Christmas ever in New York on record, breaking the 5 yr drought in San Fran. It was cold and wet until about 1pm but that didn't stop us the Golden Gate Bridge and looking back to the city was foggy but still a pretty sight. Headed down into Chinatown for lunch...had a wonderful meal at a restaurant full of Chinese so food was amazing and cheap! Got back on the bus and headed to the pier area. Walked around, had...

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Jan 3, 2016 - Washington

Today Rosie n Cahrlie flew to San Francisco early so we had a later start to the day. Headed into town tow walk to the Jefferson memorial, a very lovely place full of interesting info. Continued around tHe bay and came across the gentle police horse who even posed when I asked to take his photo. Then 3 helicopters flew over head and we're heading towards toe White House. Not sure if it was the president but it was a good story! Visited the American history museum which was huge and had some great exhibits regarding America's early history,...

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Jan 1, 2016 - Washington

Yesterday we started the 2 day bus tour around Washington and completed it today - visited many places of interest, got on and off a few times. Loved Georgetown, the oldest area of Washington - quaint little shopping area, places to eat and so much to look at. At the end of some days my neck and shoulders have been sore just to the never ending, 'on the right hand side we have' and 'if you look to the left', but it has been great and we have seen heaps. When we arrived at Union Station yesterday, Rosie's first comment was 'this looks like...

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Dec 30, 2015 - New York to Washington road trip

This morning we left Harlem and picked up a BMW 5I (pretty flash car) and drove to Washington. Lui did an amazing job driving....think I could have done it if you didn't have to turn corners onto the wrong side of the road! Scary! We drove down the freeway, or turnpike as its called here getting off a few times to take a look at the smaller towns along the way. The Courtyard Marriott will be our home for the next 5 nights....the rooms are very nice with a 2 seater lounge and desk and king size soft bed so we are all looking forward to...

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Apr 8, 2011 - Last day in Washington City

Thursday our last day we are able to enjoy the sites. We got the metro to Rosslyn this morning ( never again) the escalators out are the longest and steepest I have ever been on & they go SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Slow, so I just kept walking till I got to the top. We then walked about 15-20 minutes to Georgetown walking over the Key Bridge as went, where we saw the fisherman with the huge fish beside him. Georgetown has a lot of old buildings so we just wandered around the streets taking it all in also came across the old canal where you can still...

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Wandering America

Apr 5, 2011 - Washington

Day 1 in Washington- We can drive a few miles from the campsite and get the Metro into the city very handy except our metro tickets would not work getting through the barriers, then when we got to L’Enfant Plaza station could not find our way out for ages ( no exit signs). We spent the day walking miles looking at various monuments on route. We saw the Washington Monument, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson & F D Roosevelt. Walked around the Tidal Basin with all the Cherry trees around it, hundreds of people there too packed it was Sunday...

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Apr 1, 2011 - Washington DC

Last day spent in Williamsburg- we drove about 20 miles to Yorktown, a dull dismal day again walked around the small town but not for too long , then lunch at Carrots Restaurant which was lovely. We passed a park called Presidents Heads closed so only got pictures from the road. Friday drove 158 miles to a campsite 15 miles from Washington, which is in Maryland so now clocked up another state. Had to be on the ball with this journey as lots of traffic especially when we got to about 30 miles on the outskirts of Washington. It was very slow...

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Wandering America

May 4, 2007 - Washington

Stayed with Karl (who we met in Patagonia) and his wife Judy. Both had worked at the treasury and were very knowledgeable about US politics. They (as with most Americans we met) were not happy with Bush (or as they unaffectionately call him "Shrub"). We did the tourist "thing" - visited Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill, Roosevelt Memorial, Smithsonian where we spent all day and still did not finish. Washington police are very parnoid since 9/11. I guess even more so when we were there because the Queen was visiting. Many places that use to be...

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