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Old 21 Aug 16, 01:56 PM  
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Triple Treat Tour July 2016 Day7 Part 1 Memorial Walk From Lincoln to the White House

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Saturday 9 July

We were somewhat rudely awakened just after 3 by our neighbour

Yes she of the un necessarily loud shrieksome voice had surpassed herself by inviting friends back

Drunk people, you are so not quiet when you laugh

It was just beyond a joke

They were really really loud

30 minutes later and no sign of any common sense invading their chardonnay brains, Andy rang down to the lobby to complain. It was just not funny.

We heard the security guy appear on the floor about 10 minutes later
And then it was all quiet

As it should be

But now it was 4 am and took us a while to get back to sleep

We woke again at 7.30 which still felt too early after the disturbance last night but we got up and finished the packing

Given that all we had bought were two magnets, it still mystifies me why the re packing was so difficult

Its like the clothes had multiplied by themselves.

Andy went to collect the boys who were in various states of readiness which explains why earpods and suncream were left behind

I had meantime asked about the hotel airport shuttle - apparently they charge by passenger and by large case so they were asking for $150 – I think not.

We didn’t want to faff about with taxis so a quick hop onto the internet and we booked the non stop Flyer van for $100 .

Could have got it $25 cheaper if we had gone for the multi pick up option but with 5 of us already on board, we preferred to book on our own.

That and we are just downright unsociable !

I was a bit nervous about it being such a last minute booking but we will have to wait and see what turns up at 2.50 this afternoon

We were able to leave all our bags for a $2 fee and Andy checked us out , mentioning the fact that we had been woken up by our neighbour two nights in a row.

Not that it was the hotel’s fault at all – but they refunded us one night for the inconvenience and hoped it wouldn’t put us off staying with them again

Way to go Hilton – much respect for your customer service.

As today will involve more walking we opt for a taxi to our first port of call

I know , feeble lightweights

10 minutes later ( around 1030) we are arriving here

The Lincoln Memorial



We were not alone





Fab view along the “ Forrest Gump pool” as the boys called it



With Capitol Hill in the distance



Big Abe





The Gettysburg Address



We set off along the reflecting pool, realising it was actually much cooler if you walked on the path under the trees

Ssh, don’t tell anyone we walked over the grass



Much better under here



WE had a lovely walk up to the WW2 memorial



















Each of these panels depicted different aspects of the war, they were beautifully detailed

Just a couple here







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Old 21 Aug 16, 02:21 PM  
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Looking back to the Lincoln Memorial



And ahead to the Monument





Reservoirs dogs trying to recall Tufty’s road safety messages ( use the crossing people ! )


Some deep historical insight clearly being imparted by me here and falling on deaf ears obviously



On reflection, it also appears the pressure of packing means the boys did their best “ we got dressed in the dark/this was all we could find/nothing matches “ impression

Time for a bit of a sitdown







You can see all the flags are at half mast

Sadly, the flags were to be at half mast the whole time we were in America due to a spate of fatalities amongst police officers .

It was a controversial time with a corresponding series of fatal civil shootings as well.

Made you think a lot about gun control – it was hard to avoid on the news

Some of the footage is , well, shocking.

Unfortunately we hadn’t been able to get tickets to go up the Monument.

Nobody really minded but if we go again, I would certainly try to book some.

After a brief rest, it was a case of turn left and head to the White House









Democracy in action














The White House Christmas Tree



It needs Disneyfication !



Its just so lovely in this area, its like the Boardwalk , you just cant have too many pictures, even though they all look the same !





And I have to leave it there to go out !
Part 2 JUST HEREwhich is Bye Bye DC and Hello Orlando

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Old 21 Aug 16, 04:07 PM  
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Love the photos, great report - more please
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Old 21 Aug 16, 06:45 PM  
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 21 Aug 16, 09:25 PM  
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Loving your report thank you x
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Old 22 Aug 16, 09:23 AM  
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Great photos. All the monuments around Washington look so impressive! xx
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Fab photos, Washington is on my must do list!
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Old 23 Aug 16, 05:17 PM  
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Washington really looks lovely. I think I'm going to look for flights via here when our dates are released.

Lovely photos today
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Originally Posted by DISNEYLIZ View Post
Love the photos, great report - more please
Ah thank you , hoping to have a binge writing fest this weekend

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Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for reading x

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Loving your report thank you x
She, thank you, that's lovely. Thanks for reading x

Originally Posted by Redrach1903 View Post
Great photos. All the monuments around Washington look so impressive! xx
Hello, yes they are and so clean and well kept too. Really a pleasure to walk around .

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Fab photos, Washington is on my must do list!
Excellent , it's on my " must go back" list

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Washington really looks lovely. I think I'm going to look for flights via here when our dates are released.

Lovely photos today
That would be great if you got long enough to have a nose around !
Today was picture overload, it's all so beautiful, a bit like Rome in an odd way, every turn was another amazing building.
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How rude of your neighbour, some people are just so inconsiderate – sounds like the hotel dealt with it well though.

Did the boys enjoy Washington?
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