Alright so here we are I finally can write day number 15 and say I have just two more days to go. I am I. Washington D.C. the capital of our great nation. Its a very cool city very well organized easy to get around and there is just so much to see! We began the day with buffet style breakfast at the Harrington then our first stop was to the white house complex. Now I say complex because the white house is not a single building it is a group of buildings.
These are just two.
Right across from the white house mansion is Lafayette park named after the french Marquis who was like a son to Washington.
We then took the metro trains to Capitol hill where I took a ton of pictures of the capitol building and Supreme Court buildings
After this the group split up and we
So I have a lot of pictures that I will either post later or just make a slideshow out of em, anyway, I first have to say I can’t wait to see everyone soon! So where to start….Jamestown probably.
Alright we stayed in historic Williamsburg, and from there we began the day with breakfast. But not just any breakfast…oh no…a real southern breakfast! I had grits and biscuits and um a western omlette. Okay so Jamestown was cool not what I expected but still cool. Lots of artifacts and they actually just added an exhibit on discoveries of cannibalism which was fascinating, disgusting but still fascinating. Okay after Jamestown we stopped in at a glass blowing houre to watch how glass is hand blown and crafted. And the we went to Yorktown for a brief
Tour of the battlefield well actually since Yorktown was a siege it would be more appropriate to say siege lines. Finally we arrived in D.C. in the afternoon. We did a night walk and saw quite a few of the most famous monuments including Lincoln’s memorial Washington monument and almost all of the war memorials. We also ate at this fantastic microbrewery. It was called capitol brewery I believe. Great day.
Okay so lots of pictures from day 13 but not all of em, we spent the entire day for the most part walking around, exploring the historic aspects of Williamsburg. So I will tell you right now you can buy some cool stuff in Williamsburg. Anyway the number one thing that we saw has to be the armory. I only posted one of like 10 pictures I took in the armory.
Alright ya’ll so I have to give props to old Thomas Jefferson. That man can not only write a legendary historical document but he has a real eye for architecture. Long story short his home is gorgeous!
So just a few of the pictures for you but I have more. And what is really unfortunate is I have no pics of what the inside looked like. equally beautiful. And if your wondering I am kneeling in TJ’s beer cellar under his home.
So yesterday we went from philly to York PA. It was a lot of state roads but the big attraction yesterday was that we went to Valley Forge the famous winter encampment of the revolutionary army. The land in Amish country is beautiful. Hands down some of the most gorgeous homes I have ever seen. Anyway….something else exciting happened today. Ryan my fraternity brother and supposed twin finally ate a full meal at smoky bones bar and grill last night
So here we are, day 10 was a blast and I really got to see some of the most historic sites, that relate to the founding of the nation yesterday. We did an excellent tour of independence hall and the U.S. Mint. Then saw a replicated printing press and stood in the rain while we were in line to see the liberty bell. Very cool stuff. Oh but don’t let anyone tell you philly isn’t touristy Cruz it is very touristy. We had el Aztec for dinner which was probably one of the best burrito s I have had outside the southwest.
I hope everyone is doing well at home. I am on the downhill side of my trip so it won’t be too much longer till I am home again. Oh and I got a fedora while I was here. I look good!
So I totally can’t show everything we did in New York yesterday we didn’t even get to the hotel till like 1130pm. It was nuts. But a few major pics of what we did. First the ferry from Staten island to Manhattan. So cool went right by Elis island and statue of liberty. We did quite a few historical sites but we also hit times square, and the 9/11 memorial. Also I got a hot dog in times square and had a great time just taking in all the people and sites.
The stock exchange and federal building where Washington took the first presidential oath