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Arlington County

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  • Day6

    Donald-astisch

    March 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Wir sind in der Hauptstadt der USA. Dem Zuhause des Präsidenten. Der Stadt mit dem berühmten weissen Haus.

    Unser Morgen startet mit einem überschaubaren, aber sättigenden Frühstück im Hotel. Um 9.00 Uhr nehmen wir den Hotel-Shuttle zur nächstgelegenen Metrostation (Braddock Road) und satteln dort um auf die U-Bahn, um in die City zu fahren.

    Nach einem kleinen Spaziergang sind wir am ersten Stopp unserer Stadtrundfahrt. Wir kaufen Tickets, steigen in den Bus und los geht die Fahrt durch Washington. Vorbei am Smithsonian, dem Capitol, dem Washington Monument, dem Jefferson und Lincoln Memorial, über den Potomac River und weiter entlang jeglicher Art von Museen.

    Am weissen Haus legen wir einen Stopp ein und steigen aus. Zu Fuss erkunden wir die Umgebung und stellen schnell fest, dass die Sicherheitsmassnahmen aufgrund des Staatsbesuch des israelischen Premierministers Netanyahu um einiges verschärft sind. Der reguläre Zugang zum Zaun ist um ca. 100 Meter nach aussen versetzt. Zwischen verschiedenen Nachrichtensprechern aus aller Herren Länder, finden wir dann eine Möglichkeit für „Beweisfotos“ unseres Besuchs. Wir schlendern zurück zur Haltestelle und fahren noch einmal ein Stückchen auf der Hop-on-Hop-off-Strecke.

    Wir nehmen die U-Bahn zurück zur Braddock Road und von dort wieder das Shuttle zum Hotel. Den späten Nachmittag verbringen wir bei grauem Himmel in der hiesigen Mall.

    Unser letztes Abendessen gibt es dann in einem Diner im 50er Jahre Stil. Wir essen Mozzarella Sticks, Pita mit Joghurtdip, Chicken Wings und - wie soll es anders sein - Cheeseburger inklusive Zwiebelringen. Ein famoser Abschluss unseres Urlaubs.

    Zurück im Hotel sinken wir dann alle sehr schnell in die Betten und träumen zum Abschluss noch einmal vom „Land, in dem Träume wahr werden“.
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  • Day6

    Last day in the capital

    July 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    My day started a bit differently than it did for the rest of the family. While they were enjoying breakfast, I was visiting the dentist. Last night a crown came loose and I'm having it glued back in place. Fortunately, there is a dentist just around the corner from the hotel and it was a quick procedure. Unfortunately, it cost $US190. I'm hopeful that my investment in extra travel insurance will pay off with a reimbursement after we get home.

    Our plan for today is to explore the National Mall area on foot to see the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Reflection Pool ... The Washington Monument. So, we all head out from the hotel for the Metro shortly after 10:30. It's another hot, humid day but we don't let that spoil our plans. We walk for a couple of hours and enjoy the sites. We then take a well-deserved break for lunch. We find a great, healthy option called Chopt not far from the White House.

    Our last destination for the day is the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. On the way we come across a Folk Fair with music, food and crafts. We decide to check out a tent containing very impressive art and craft items from a variety of places including Cuba, Africa and Mexico.

    We arrive at the Smithsonian and decide to start our visit at the Human Origins display. A fascinating collection and display of our evolution from ape to homosapien. Next we take a look at the Mammals display and the dinosaurs. We finish with a visit to the Insect Zoo and a look at the Hope Diamond. There is much more to see, but that will have to wait for another time.

    The rest of the day is spent relaxing at our hotel, taking in Happy Hours, hanging out in our room and doing laundry!
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    Joanne Mickelson

    Ok, I found the penguins melting in the sun. Thought you would have pictures😁 looks very impressive!

    7/5/18Reply

    I'm enjoying the beautiful pictures. Congratulations on being active in that heat! Andrew

    7/5/18Reply

    We’re u all in one caboose? Netty wonders.

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  • Day4

    Auto musste getauscht werden.

    May 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Öl musste gewechselt werden. Vor 2 Tagen waren es noch 4 %. Ich habe gleich angerufen und Bescheid gesagt.
    Da ich vergeblich auf einen Rückruf gewartet habe, habe ich heute bei nur 1 % noch Mal angerufen und ich durfte das Auto tauschen fahren.Read more

    Lytta Holst

    Gott sei dank ohne Öl wird es brenzlig!!!!😥

    5/8/18Reply
    Heinz Gemeinhardt

    Auch ein cooles Auto

    5/8/18Reply
    Heinz Gemeinhardt

    🤗

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  • Day5

    July 4th in Washington, DC

    July 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Today we continue our touring of the Capital. We have a tour of the Capital Building pre-booked for 11:40. On arrival we encounter the inevitable security check.

    I am told that I can’t bring in fruit. I have three beautiful green apples in my daypack. I can’t bear the thought of throwing them into the trash can so I put them on a ledge, hoping a poor homeless type might come along and appreciate my offering.

    Unfortunately, a stern faced security officer with the build of a jungle gorilla, isn’t so thoughtful and repeats his demand that I throw them into the trash!

    Once inside the building we need to go through an airport type screening. My backpack gets red flagged. After searching frantically through the 14 pockets I have in my backpack, they find my weapon of destruction - a small, but very dangerous pocket knife. They don’t want it. They insist that I go back outside and throw it in the trash can along with my apples. Apparently, they don’t allow knitting needles either!

    By now we are ten minutes late for our guided tour. Luckily, they sympathize and allow us to join the 11:50 tour. We start with a very informative video on the history of the USA and how the current system of government came to be. We then go through the beautiful interior of the building. Our guide is very knowledgeable and we learn some more historical facts. I’m impressed with our guide’s knowledge. But I suppose I’d know a lot too if I did this numerous times a day time for years.

    After the formal tour ends we continue on our own to the Library of Congress. It too is a spectacular building. And contains millions of books and documents, many rare, many dating back to the 1800’s.

    It’s now time to go for lunch. We find a nice little, organic restaurant serving prepared sandwiches and wraps. It is just a short walk away which takes us through a beautiful, historic neighbourhood with heritage houses dating back to the late 1800’s.

    From here we decide to head back on the Metro to Arlington, where our hotel is located, to check out the Arlington Memorial Ceremony where JFK and 100’s of thousands of servicemen and their families are buried. It’s extremely hot but we make the pilgrimage to JFK’s gravesite.

    Back at the hotel, some of us go for a swim or workout and then enjoy the 5:30 - 7:30 Happy Hours. Around 8:00 we walk to Longbridge Park to take in the July 4th fireworks. They were spectacular, however, we were a bit too far away to get the full effect.

    Our day ends with a stop at Whole Foods near the hotel for cold and healthy beverages.
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    Sounds like a great adventure. Nice that the Embassy includes breakfast and snacks! Netty

    7/5/18Reply

    Nice day again.Mom/Oma

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  • Day16

    Fahrt nach D.C.

    May 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Die Fahrt war gezeichnet von Platzregen, Gewitter und einigen ordentlichen Staus. Ansonsten aber dank Dach über'm Kopf angenehm und klimatisiert.
    Bei unserem letzten B'n'B residieren wir sodann in Arlington bei Washington. Recht edel untergebracht in einer schon ziemlich noblen Gegend. Waren bisschen überrascht, denn so elegant und komfortabel mit eigener Etage im Haus ging's nicht immer zu.
    Die nächsten zweieinhalb Tage bzw. drei Nächte verbringen wir nun bei Roger und Liz und schauen mal, was uns in W erwartet.
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    Gabriele Korsinek

    Dann wünsche ich euch viele schöne und erlebnisreiche Tage möglichst ohne Regen ☔ in Washington

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  • Day10

    Handsome Tom und Gorgeous George

    July 29, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Heute Abend haben wir tatsächlich unseren ersten amerikanischen Burger gegessen, der es mit dem Frankfurter Referenzburger aufnehmen konnte. Wir waren begeistert – sowohl von den Burgern und den kreativen Beilagen bei Big Buns als auch von der Location in einem gemütlichen Innenhof mitten in Arlington.Read more

  • Day4

    Food and Fireworks

    July 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Brad and I had a quick nap to recharge our batteries and then got dressed for our night out. We took the metro back to the Clarendon neighbourhood to eat at Ambar. Ambar is a Balkan tapas restaurant where you can choose to do the “Balkan Experience” which is unlimited small plates. We like to try many different foods, so this was for us!

    We began with grilled calamari and a tasting of spreads that included an aged cow cheese with chilli flakes, beet tzatziki, and lamb pate served with a variety of breads. Next was the Balkan salad (Greek salad), the kajmak selection (whipped curd that is as light as air and flavoured in a few different ways - this was something that I’d never had before and it was incredible!), and drunken mussels. Our waiter then suggested the rainbow trout and potato salad, a lovely and light dish. This was followed by moussaka, lamb stew, BBQ pork ribs, and a meat and a cheese pie. It should be noted that each dish was small, so only a few bites each. We weren’t done yet! We also ate pork sausage, lamb rotisserie, stuffed peppers, and lastly the short rib beef goulash (one of everyone’s favourites!). Whew.

    Our meal had taken two hours and we needed to get to the Marine Corps park for the fireworks, so we grabbed an Uber. We weren’t interested in camping out all day at the Capitol to see the show, so we found out that you could see the Capitol’s fireworks from this park in Rosslyn. This park has a sculpture of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima and to see it all lit up was quite breathtaking.

    After going through a security check to get into the park (there were police and security everywhere!) we found a place on the grass to set up shop. The fireworks began as promised at 9:09 and lasted 20 minutes. At one point the fireworks spelled out U-S-A! That was pretty impressive to see! As you can imagine, the display was large and stunning! It was hard to get pictures because it was so dark, but Evan took a few videos.

    Once the grand finale happened, we headed out of the park with the thousands of other spectators and walked back to our hotel. It was a pretty perfect way to end our time in DC!
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  • Day4

    Visiting the Holocaust Memorial Museum

    July 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Today we started with our Embassy Suite all you can eat gourmet breakfast spread. Absolutely love the custom omelette offering. Soon after we walked a short distance to catch the Metro train to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. A bit crowded at the start, but a very interesting (albeit, at times, very disturbing) account and display of the events leading up to the holocaust and the atrocities that occurred during that time.

    When we left the museum, although it was still at least 90 degrees outside, it was also raining! Didn't last long though. We walked to a nearby mall where we found a food fair and had our lunch. The Columbia vs England group of 16 game was on and we were able to watch it for a short time. Until a fire alarm went off and we were all evacuated. We headed back to the hotel and arrived just in time to watch the penalty shootout at the end of the game.

    At 5:30 we went down to the hotel lobby to enjoy the free drinks and snacks which are offered daily at Embassy Hotels every day between 5:30 and 7:30. To end the day we walked to Fashion City where the kids and Laura shopped for an hour or so.
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    A great place to shop for clothing deals is a store called Burlington’s! Netty

    7/5/18Reply
     
  • Day11

    Weiße Steine

    July 30, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Auf unserem Rückweg nach Arlington legten wir einen kleinen Umweg über den Arlington National Cemetery, einem der größten Friedhöfe der USA, ein. Zum Erstaunen von Lisa präsentierten sich vor uns abertausende weiße Steine in Reih und Glied. Robin hatte von einem US-amerikanischen Soldatenfriedhof jedoch nichts anderes erwartet – hat wohl schon zu viele Filme gesehen ;-).
    Aufgrund des immer dunkler werdenden Himmels ersparten wir uns allerdings den Weg zum Grab von J.F. Kennedy.
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  • Day18

    Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Da am Montag Memorial Day ist, haben wir heute kurzfristig beschlossen, uns dem Zeremoniell der Amis mal anzuschließen und uns mit auf den Nationalfriedhof in Arlington zu begeben, den zweitgrößten Friedhof der USA. Dort fanden rund 400.000 Armeeangehörige sowie hochrangige Politiker und ein paar Promis ihre letzte Ruhe. Unter anderem auch John F. Kennedy, an dessen Grab eine mordsmäßig große Menschenmasse vorbeizog. Auch bei der Wachablösung am Grab der unbekannten Soldaten waren zig Dutzende Leute anwesend. Mit Kranzniederlegung und allem patriotischen Bimborium. Die machen schon einen riesen Kult hier zum Memorial Day. Da werden von Freiwilligen vor jeden einzelnen der 400.000 Grabsteine auch kleine Fahnen gesteckt; macht bei 139 solcher Friedhöfe landesweit schon was aus. Die Fähnchen-Industrie scheint zu boomen.Read more

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