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    Washington, D.C. Old Town Alexandria

    After dinner we walked around a bit.

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    A unique musician. This was actually very good.



    The end of King St.



    Looking the opposite way up King St.



    This was a unique vehicle. That is a NO2 bottle on top. More about this later.

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    Washington, D.C. Our Whitehouse

    We did get inside the The White House NO cameras permitted. This was a very nice walk through some rooms where a lot of history has happened. The security point was not as thorough as I thought it would be.
    There was one secret service officer per room. As I walked into one of the larger rooms, I notice the secret service person was texting! I bellowed, "No texting on the job!". She laughed, held up the phone and said, "It's a business phone!". I laughed too, heh. Towards the end of the walk through, I started asking questions.

    Q: How many secret service personnel are on sight at one time?
    A "We cannot answer that Sir."

    Q: Can I go upstairs since no one is home?
    A: "No."

    Q:Are those vehicles special?
    A: "They are bulletproof."

    Q: Do the special vehicles have other special features?
    A: "They are bulletproof."

    Q: Can I go back to the start of the tour and do this again?
    A: "No."

    Ok, so I went outside and proceeded to meet up with the rest of my group. There was a large pipe on the lawn that had what appeared to be steam coming out of it. This was on the opposite side of where the kitchen is located. I asked about that too. A: "That's nothing, Sir."
    There is a guard shack on the side where we were gathering. The guard in the shack had a nice machine gun and I noticed he was staring at me. So, I decided to stare back. Nothing happened and he went about his guard business.

    I ask too many questions?
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    So that was you the Secret Service sent the Law Enforcement bulletin and Watch List update about. I'll have to update your alias file, they don't know about IMGreat101.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    So that was you the Secret Service sent the Law Enforcement bulletin and Watch List update about. I'll have to update your alias file, they don't know about IMGreat101.

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    On my tour of the White House during Police Week last year, the guard at the first entrance said "hello" to others in our group but looked at me and said "Hola!" although I am not a Latina, lol.

    Several month later I was rejected for a White House tour but my friends were accepted so I went anyway.

    One one of my other tours I was able to see one of the kitchens and it was pretty cool.




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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Q: Can I go back to the start of the tour and do this again?
    A: "No."
    You should have responded, "Yes we can!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    On my tour of the White House during Police Week last year, the guard at the first entrance said "hello" to others in our group but looked at me and said "Hola!" although I am not a Latina, lol.

    Several month later I was rejected for a White House tour but my friends were accepted so I went anyway.

    One one of my other tours I was able to see one of the kitchens and it was pretty cool.
    I wanna get in the kitchen!!!
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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    Washington, D.C. Our Whitehouse, cont'd

    After the Whitehouse we walked around outside.

    Rep to the first one to tell how the longest protest outside Our Whitehouse came to be.



    Our Whitehouse garden. I bet Michelle got her hands dirty. haha

    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Washington, D.C. The Memorials

    Vietnam War Memorial

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page













    There were volunteers stationed along The Wall to assist with anything. They even have ladders to help people to see the names higher on The Wall.





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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Washington, D.C. The Memorials

    Lincoln Memorial National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)



    Where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "dream speech".



    His view of the mall.



    Abe sitting on the flag.





    The Gettysburg address



    Lincoln's second inaugural speech, said to be the best ever.



    I meant to get pics of the murals on either side and did not. There is info in the memorial link.
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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    Washington, D.C. The Memorials

    The Korean War Memorial

    Korean War Veterans Memorial National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)

    Some quick facts:

    There are 19 statues, their reflection in the wall makes it 38, the 38th parallel.

    The wall contains images of actual photographs. Some have been identified.











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    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Washington, D.C. The Memorials

    The Air Force Memorial

    Air Force Memorial Foundation









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    Washington, D.C. The Memorials

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Washington, D.C.

    Our Capitol

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    Looking up the mall.



    We also witnessed this as we pulled up to the Capitol.

    naked bike ride - 3rd annual ride in dc to promote oil usage awareness, Washington, DC | Events | Yelp
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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Washington, D.C.

    A friend picked us up Saturday night. We had dinner at their house.

    Tortilla chips and some awesome flavorful dips! A pitcher of perfect margaritas to go with.



    Dinner

    Mixed greens salad with feta cheese, kalamata and spanish olives in a light vinaigrette.

    Grilled beef tenderloin with shitake mushroom in wine sauce or bearnaise sauce. Baked potato, grilled fresh asparagus in balsamic vinegar. sundried tomato garlic bread, Barefoot merlot wine.



    Dessert

    Raspberry cheesecake with fresh blackberries and whip cream

    Chocolate Wine. Cooper Vineyards Ordering
    This wine was incredible. The perfect balance of chocolate flavor and red wine. This would be very much worth a mail order.




    One of the top five best meals I have ever eaten.
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    Great pictures!
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    Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery

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    Inside the visitors center.



    Arlington National Cemetery:: Historical_Information
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    John and Jaqueline



    The Kennedy Brothers.

    Arlington National Cemetery:: Historical_Information

    Robert Kennedy



    Robert wanted to be buried overlooking water so they built this reflecting pool across from his gravesite.



    Edward Kennedy



    Arlington House from the Kennedy's gravesites.

    Arlington National Cemetery:: Historical_Information

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    Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery, cont'd

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery, cont'd

    The Memorial Amphitheater

    Arlington National Cemetery:: Visitor_Information



    The USS Maine Mast Memorial

    Arlington National Cemetery:: Visitor_Information



    Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial

    Arlington National Cemetery:: Visitor_Information



    Iran Rescue Mission (Operation Desert I) Monument

    Arlington National Cemetery:: Visitor_Information



    Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery, cont'd

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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