Been thinking a lot about Veteran’s Day this year and all those who have served in one of the branches of our Armed Forces. This may be due to the craziness of the heated presidential election, but either way, I have been feeling extremely thankful for those who had served as well as their families. I have also been thinking about some of the more patriotic and historical places I have been and how much they have touched me. I really enjoyed our visit to the Washington Monument but there was something enormously special about the National Archives Building we visited during a trip to our National Capitol in Washington D.C. in October of 2000. It was one of those experiences which I will never forget. The only thing closer was our visit to Fort McHenry in the Baltimore area. Continue reading “National Archives in D.C. – Home of the 3 Formative Documents of the US”
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Wheelchair Accessible Cities To Visit Across the US
On our last trip to CA, we saw a game at Angels Stadium and booked a hotel room near the stadium to be closer to the airport (wonderful CA traffic and all, lol). Not sure how it happened, but somehow we ended up with a wheelchair accessible room. Didn’t realize it until we checked as it was a hotel with suites and I thought maybe we had just gotten a free update since we checked in after 11. I did like the fact that it had a removable shower head and handrails. I am short, so it was nice to be able to use the removable shower head instead of trying to fight with a standard showerhead that I can never reach 🙁 I also liked that the bathroom was a little bigger than a standard room. Again, I thought it was just because it was a suite room. Continue reading “Wheelchair Accessible Cities To Visit Across the US”
Washington Monument, D.C. – The World’s Tallest Obelisk
On a trip to Maryland in October 2000, we decided to spend a few days and explore our National Capitol. It was an incredible experience. The city was so alive and you could feel it in the air. There were quite a few things that impressed me, especially the National Archives. However, we also had a great time exploring the magnificent Washington Monument. I had seen so many images of it, and was happy to finally see it in person. Continue reading “Washington Monument, D.C. – The World’s Tallest Obelisk”