Washington DC 2018

DC 2018 - Day 3 (June 8, 2018)

posted Jun 8, 2018, 12:06 PM by Ralph Gallo

Today's tour of the White House grounds and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is complete and we are on the bus, heading home to Teaneck.

Factoring in a quick stop for dinner, our current ETA is around 8pm.  I will send an updated message closer to our actual arrival time.

In the meantime, enjoy today's photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/L8AFmFc7aJsCNBol2

We'll see you at TCCS in a few hours...

-Mr. Gallo

DC 2018 - Day 2 (June 7, 2018)

posted Jun 7, 2018, 8:23 PM by Ralph Gallo   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 8:24 PM ]

We have finally finished up our LONG day two of the trip and we had beautiful weather all day with PLENTY more walking (approx 18,900 steps / 9 miles!)

After breakfast at the hotel, we headed to the Capitol Building for a tour and House of Representative gallery viewing. Then we took a walk to the Train Station for lunch.

Afterwards, we had a very special visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. Special thanks to Dr. Cynthia Rasbury for her efforts in getting our group passes to this amazing facility.

Next, we were off to the United States Holocaust Museum for their powerful exhibits.

After some recreation on the grounds of the Washington Monument, we checked out the World War II Memorial before heading to dinner.

After dinner, we had an evening tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. Then it was back onto the bus for our trip back to the hotel.

You can see all of today's photos online at https://photos.app.goo.gl/nUNjRCfJA85YkB802

Tomorrow, we will visit the outside of the White House before touring the Smithsonian. After that, we'll be heading home. We anticipate an arrival time of 7-8pm and will keep you updated with an actual time from the road.

Have a great night... See you tomorrow!

-Mr. Gallo

DC 2018 - Day 1 (June 6, 2018)

posted Jun 6, 2018, 7:39 PM by Ralph Gallo   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 7:53 PM ]

Today was an excellent first day of our trip!  We had a smooth, traffic-free, ride down to D.C. and cooperative weather (relatively cool and overcast) for all of our outdoor touring.

As soon as we got to the D.C. area, we were off to Arlington National Cemetery for a two-hour walking tour, including the site of today's special ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy's assassination and the changing of the guard.

For the rest of the afternoon and early evening, our tour guide brought us to the Iwo Jima Memorial, U.S. Air Force Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean Memorial.

After that, we stopped for some souvenirs, dropped off our guide, grabbed dinner at Au Bon Pain and took a brief ride into Virginia to check into our hotel in Herdnon, where the kids settled in rather quickly.  

They should sleep very well - once tonight's NBA Finals game is over, at least... (if my watch is correct, we took more than 16,000 steps and walked almost 8 miles!)

You can view all of my photos from today's action online at https://photos.app.goo.gl/eWMcOGa7mrAmxgUt1

Have a good night.  Feel free to email me if you need to reach out.  Another update to follow tomorrow...

-Mr. Gallo

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