and my brush with the law
07.08.2010 - 07.08.2010 20 °C
I am whacked and my feet hurt soooooo much. I reckon I have walked a minimum of 10 miles today and my feet are crying out for some trainers, I might try get some in new york day after next!
So I left the hotel but for some reason my usual sense of direction is off key. I'm blaming the tiredness or the jet lag. Considering I've not had any proper sleep I dont feel all that tired! It's almost midnight, 4.51 in England and by rights my body should be well confused, but its no more confused than normal.
Anyway, armed with my factor 30, I left the hotel in the hope of going to Arlington cemetary, except I never made it because the map confused me, so I ended up walking all these trails and cycle paths and after at least an hour found a Metro station (lesson learnt)!
After grabbing a slice of pizza, I headed straight towards the White House as time was ticking and I needed to tick something off my list! I saw it from the north lawn (back first) and then the front. All government buildings are cordened off and have police guarding them. I started to head down the road to cross when a police car came by me and said "Miss, I'm gonna have to ask you to go back on the sidewalk" all very bizarre!
I then headed to the Washington moument. You can see it from everywhere,its 555 feet high! It was pretty impressive. I then walkede up the Mall. It seems a short distance on paper, but when you're walking it, in heat, it aint no picnic!
I stopped at the Horshorn sculpture garden which wa really good and also put a message on the peace tree donated by Yoko Ono.
Then I headed towards Capitol building and the supreme court. All the buildings seem massive, much bigger than anywhere in London, then on to Union station which was pretty impressive inside, especially the building.
I then got the metro to Smithsonian, and walked to the war (2nd world war, Korean and Vietnam) and Lincoln memorials. They were all beautiful and thought provoking. It was getting dark so some of my pictures dont give them justice and Lincoln was huge. All I kept thinking was about Team America. When you see the statues and everything, it shows just how much that film takes the piss of America, I wonder do they find it as funny as I do?
I then had a sit down for a bit, but then realised I was so tired my legs no longer worked so it was time to a find somewhere to eat, b find a shop to buy supplies or c find a metro. I called Rich to wish him a safe flight to Zante and also spoke to the girls (I still didnt tell him I love him though ha)!
Took me about a mile (past the White House in the dark for more pics) and got the Metro home. Was going to buy something nice to eat, but I ended up with crisps anf cup cakes from the vending machine whilst watching pretty woman! AND I have free wi-fi...bonus!
So in a nutshell, a good but tiring day, didnt do everything I had hoped so I am going to set my alarm early and try get as much done before I leave for Philly...
PS I was hoping for nice toilettries, but they are coconut! One is not amused!!!