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Arlington County

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  • Day4

    Auto musste getauscht werden.

    May 8 in the United States

    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.

  • Day9

    Dynamite Tour of Washington DC

    November 22, 2017 in the United States

    This morning we were collected by Brian from Bi-Partisan Tour Company, to start our tour of Washington. Although we had visited a number of places the day before, we were happy to return to them. Brian runs an excellent tour. He is passionate about Washington and history, and he tells a great story. We started off at the 2nd World War Memorial, followed by the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. We then briefly passed by Arlington Cemetery, which is located across the Potomac River, the Airforce Memorial, and the Pentagon, which is huge. Around 15,000 staff work there, and about 4,000 contractors - the busiest Starbucks is located at the Pentagon!

    We then crossed back over the Potomac and went to the Jefferson Memorial, which is surrounded by cherry blossom trees and sits on the shore of the Tidal Basin (so it was very chilly and windy). During the construction of the Jefferson Memorial, a number of ladies chained themselves to the cherry trees in protest of them needing to be chopped down for the Memorial. To deal with this, President Roosevelt ordered his staff to prepare tea, coffee and cake for the protestors and, within a couple of hours, the ladies needed to be excused, so that was the end of the protest and construction proceeded. Next we went to the Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jnr Memorial, and we were able to walk between them along the Tidal Basin. Once again we have had great weather - blue sky and sunshine - although a bit nippy!

    After a lunch break we visited the front of the White House, then onto the Einstein Memorial, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial - which is a wall that is cut into the earth and slopes down into the ground. All 58,272 war casualties are listed on the wall in the order they died. There was a competition for the design of this Memorial, and it was won by a recent graduate - all 9 judges agreed on the design from 1,500 entries. It is both a somber and powerful Memorial. We then headed back down the National Mall towards the US Capital Building on the Hill. The view down the Mall to the Washington Monument through to the Lincoln Memorial is quite breathtaking. We also saw the Grant Memorial and the Peace Monument. Brian then drove us through Chinatown and dropped us at the International Spy Museum.

    The International Spy Museum was very interesting and a bit of fun. On entering you are asked to pick an alias that you must memorise the details of and be tested on. I was Gary Wozniak, 25 years, Canadian Citizen, born in Waipau NZ, a teacher who was in Singapore for 90 days for work.

    There were lots of the tools of the spy trade on display, and biographies on some of the most notorious spies through the ages up to current times. There was also a special exhibit - "Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villians" which was very entertaining.

    We then headed back to the hotel and stopped in at "The Hamilton" for dinner. Once again, we had a big day, walking over 13,000 steps.
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  • Day4

    Für meinen Nachbarn

    May 8 in the United States

    Hier kannst du sie dir nochmal anschauen.

    Für alle anderen, ich werde nicht anfangen zu rauchen 😁

  • Day16

    Fahrt nach D.C.

    May 25, 2017 in the United States

    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.Read more

  • Day18

    Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2017 in the United States

    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

  • Day10

    Arlington National Cemetary

    April 25, 2016 in the United States

    Visited the Arlington National Cemetary, it was cool to see how Americans treat their military it seems a much bigger thing here than in the UK.

    Saw JFK burial site and eternal flame (the only picture I took there on my phone apparently).

    Watched an over the top never ending changing of the guard where the one guy was acting and looked a bit like Agent Smith from the Matrix. Not like Americans to go over the top...Read more

  • Day31

    Lodny dennik spojenych pesibusistov 06

    July 13, 2016 in the United States

    Na rugby-ovom dvorci sa spalo vyborne a nikto rano nekosil, len po tom ako sme sa zobudili zacalo slabo poprchat. Ako hlavne stanovisko sme mali pomnik Martina Luthera Kinga, z ktoreho sme podnikali vypravy na druhy breh rieky Potomac. Na plane sme mali dopozerat co nam este vo Washingtone zostalo. Do 14:00 sme stihli obist Arlingtonsky narodny cintorin, kam sa pochovavaju vojaci a politici. Z pochovanych najviac rezonovalo meno zastreleneho prezidenta Johna F. Kenedyho. Druhym najslavnejsim/najnavstevovanejsim hrobom bol hrob neznameho vojaka, pri ktorom sa kazdu polhodinu menila cestna straz. Na juh od cintorina ma sidlo Pentagon, kam sme sa po nasich skusenostiach s leteckou zakladnou ani nepokusali dostat :) Pozreli sme aspon pamatnik obetiam, ktore zahynuli pri naraze lietadla z 11. septembra 2001 do jednej z casti budovi. Naspat sme presli celym cintorinom na sever, kde bol pomnik marinakom a bojom o ostrov Iwo Jima. Po absolvovani pamiatok laveho brehu Potomacu sme sa aj s kuframi presunuli do casti The Mall, co je v podstate velka travnata plocha obohnana zo vsetkych stran muzeami s bezplatnym vstupom. Nakoniec sa nam podarilo pochodit muzeum letectva a astronautiky, muzeum umenia a galeriu portretov. Vecer okolo deviatej sme nachodeny nasadli na Megabus smerom do posledneho mesta nasej vypravy New Yorku.Read more

  • Day2

    National Holocaust Memorial Museum

    March 12, 2017 in the United States

    A sobering event for all of us. We all leaned more about the magnitude of this tragedy and have a new appreciation for the enormous needless suffering. The girls and Papa were surprised at the sheer size of the gas chambers. Mom and Dad never realized the US would not harbor Jewish survivors. The children's exibit telling the story through " Daniels Diary" was especially well done. We all liked the identification cards given at the start of the exibit.Read more

  • Day2

    National American History Museum

    March 12, 2017 in the United States

    We divided amd conquered this crowded gem. Clara and Mom did the speed tour through almost all the exiibits. Dad, Papa. Myla, and Millie took a more leisurely approach spending a good bit of time in Power Machinery Exibit. All the girls liked the First Ladies gowns and china. The whole crew enjoyed the Star Spangled Banner Exibit with the flag that inspired our national anthem. No trip to this museum is complete without viewing Dorothy's Red Slippers.Read more

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