The Trip That Wasn't a Trip (or Have a Nice Trip, See you Next Fall!)

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  1. Njaco

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    Well, I'm back from DC. hmmmm. This wasn't really a vacation of sorts - but a working vacation. I'm a shop steward in my Union (yeah, yeah, a conservative in a democrat bastion, hey, I live in Jersey!!) and they sent me to the National Convention in DC. There really wasn't much time for sight-seeing as the convention - which I HAD to attend - was from 8am to 5pm every day - so I was only able to eat in some fancy puke joints and hit the sack. One problem besides time was location. The Hotel was almost outside DC, northeast of Georgetown. Problem 3 was the camera. I brought brand new batteries that must have been manufactured in 1967 - I was only able to get 2 pics before they were exhausted!!! Pissed me off!! Oh well.

    First is a pic of the convention where I studiously worked hard for my fellow brethern. I did, really. The next shots are of the hotel. Now I did this because this hotel is the Washington Hilton. Ring a bell? April 1981? President Reagan was shot by Hinckley at this hotel and I took a pic of the area where it happened. There are no markings commemorating the event which is proper.

    There was one night which I did manage to get to the Mall and visit the Lincoln Memorial. Place is awesome at night! Then worked my way down to the WWII Memorial, visiting the Korean and Vietnam Memorials. The last is the WWII Memorial as best as the sh!tty camera would do for me!!

    I also bought a disposable camera and some friends took some pics that they will get to me soon. So the ride ain't over yet!
     

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    Hey these photos ain't bad Njaco. These do bring back memories of having that night walk around the memorials. Wish I was there now.
     
  3. Matt308

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    Ugh... too many years in DC.

    DC is a wonderful place for tourist. The history in this city is beyond compare.

    But if you have to visit this city often it is a cesspool. Sadly a third world country in a first world nations capitol.

    I am embarrassed that this is my nation's capitol.
     
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    Agree Matt - the last time I was there I saw a "battle royale" between 4 hookers - it was actually pretty funny.
     
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    That actually sounds like a Pay-Per-View event. :lol:

    I will go to the National Air and Space Museum before I die.
     
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    I got there when the doors opened and had to be asked to leave.
     
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    One of the things I have always wanted to do, is tour the Smithsonian and museums out there.

    It always ends up being "someday" because life has a different schedule than me, aparently :lol:
     
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    I spent a week in DC when I came home from Iraq. Me and the wife went there. I really enjoyed it. The sites and the museums are fantastic.
     
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    Nice Pics Chris...would love to visit some of these places you Guys talk about......maybe someday.
     
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    Glad u made it through ur trip in one piece Chris, was afraid u were gonna get mugged, raped or dismembered on ur little trip...

    But then again, I remembered that ur from Jersey, and the thugs and punks there are just as pathetic as the ones in D.C.... Too bad u didnt get to the NASM though...
     
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    No birds, no WWII aircraft.....
     
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    COOL Chris! It's been a long time since I've been to DC.:thumbright:
     
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    You should see Amsterdam :lol:

    Nice pics Chris. I've never been there as I only visited the west side of the US.
     
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    Nice pics Chris, never been to DC but there is certainly a lot I want to see there.

    Ungrateful bastard ;)
     
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    He only has to go see the new Transformers, there's a nice tour in that film! :lol:

    In all seriousness, they focus right in on the Corsair so that's pretty cool.

    Nice shots Chris!
     
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