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DC - The Voyage Home

October 30, 2007 at 7:10 PMJeremy

Well, it was a fun trip, but it was time to head home.  After getting up painfully early (I didn't see too well), we drove out to the airport and hopped on our plane to DFW.  We got to catch up on two episodes of Heroes on the laptop, which helped pass the time.  At DFW, we had a bit of a plane mixup.  We were told we'd be leaving gate 39, then it got changed to 37, 36, and finally 38.  Once we finally got onto our plane, it was a short (and thankfully pretty smooth) flight back to Waco. 

It had been a great 6 days off, but I'm glad to be home.  It'll be nice to have a restful weekend of. . . working on the house.  Oh well.  At least I can sleep in. 

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DC Day 4

October 29, 2007 at 10:23 PMJeremy

Today was another all-over day.  We got up a little late and had a leisurely breakfast buffet, met Jim, Mary, and Courtney downstairs to drop off our luggage (since we checked out of the room), then hit the Metro for Arlington Cemetery.  We saw the eternal flame at Kennedy's grave, Bobby Kennedy's grave, the Tomb of the Unknowns (at noon to catch the changing of the guard and a wreath changing ceremony), the amphitheater, Robert E. Lee's Arlington House, and memorials to the crews of Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia.  The weather made for some great walking around, although I did think I was going to lose Marci on the last set of stairs we went up!

We next headed toward the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, only to discover that they were closing at 2PM in 10 minutes (guess they keep banker's hours).  Instead, we went to the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence (no, no map on the back) and Constitution.  Next we continued on to Capitol Hill.  It was way too late to get tickets to tour inside, but we did walk around and take pictures.  No HillDog sightings, although if I had seen her you'd probably know already because it would've made national news.

With that, we'd seen practically everything that we wanted to see, so we trekked on over to Union Station for a very late lunch and a look around at the shops.  When we were done there, we headed to the Metro station which was right inside and rode back out toward Virginia and met up with the family.  We had some greasy burgers and fries from Five Guys and then hung around the apartment until it was time to go to sleep.  The sleeping quarters were a little cramped (I think my foot was in a bookcase for a while), but it was convenient for getting to the airport Tuesday. (and you couldn't beat the price!)

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DC Day 3

October 28, 2007 at 10:08 PMJeremy

Today we got up and had breakfast at BJ and Courtney's, then went to church.  After church, we had lunch on our way out to Dulles and the new Air and Space Museum.  It was awesome!!!  We saw the SR-71, X35, SST Concorde, the Enola Gay, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. 

Then we went for some pizza for dinner, and went on a ghost tour in Alexandria, Virginia.  I didn't see any ghosts, but it was pretty neat anyway.  A lot of the buildings are over 100 years old, and even our tour guide was all dressed up in colonial dress.  He may have even been a little too authentic, but that's a story for another time.

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