Monthly Archives: March 2017

As We Leave Lafayette Sqaure

Just a couple of tidbits I want to share before we leave Lafayette Square behind and move on. Regarding the Church, St. John’s Episcopal, Long known as “the Church of the Presidents,” St. John’s Episcopal Church has served virtually as … Continue reading

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White House, Home of the American People

The official home for the U.S. president was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in the 1790s. Rebuilt after a British attack in 1814, the “President’s House” evolved with the personal touches of its residents, and accommodated such technological changes … Continue reading

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Department of the Treasury

No free samples here. Money is printed at the mints around the country. This beautiful building was a symbol of our new country. After all, a country has bills and how can one pay its bills without a treasury so … Continue reading

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Lafayette Square

The tour bus came to a stop near Lafayette Square. Joey told us we were going to walk across the square and meet the bus  on the other side. Time to hustle because Joey doesn’t let any grass grow under … Continue reading

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Service Announcement

Just a heads up. aroundustyroads.com is changing hosts. This should be all background work but in case I goof up I want you to know I/we will be working diligently to get it fixed. My hope is that there will … Continue reading

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The Tour Begins

It was still raining, windy and cold but the Navel Museum was open. The young man in charge was kind enough to let me wait inside. Admission to the museum is free. I didn’t go downstairs to see all of … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms Galore Tour

I wanted to do a photo safari tour of the cherry blossoms. That’s where a photographer leads the group, offers help and hints, and just shares his professional expertise. They advertised sunrise and sunset tours but when I tried to … Continue reading

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Major General Winfield Scott Hancock Statue

There I was…standing in the icy rain. A cold wind was blowing. I looked around for something to do for an hour plus while I waited for the tour. Nothing seemed to be open but as I turned to head … Continue reading

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United States Naval Memorial, Washington DC

The United States Navy Memorial honors the men and women of the United States Navy – past, present and future. The outdoor Plaza features a “Granite Sea” map of the world, towering masts with signal flags, fountain pools and waterfalls … Continue reading

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Fairfield Inn & Suites, Washington Downtown

Quick review … This hotel is conveniently located in the Chinatown Section of Washington a short walk from the Gallery Place Metro stop. I enjoyed my stroll from the metro to the hotel past buildings decorated with Chinese symbols and … Continue reading

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