Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wonderful Trip to Washington DC - Two

We spent the 23rd night at hotel Holiday Inn. Some of our fellow tourists were accommodated at Hilton. Hotel was fine so every thing was at the reach, we enjoyed sound sleep. Early in the morning my wife prepared coffee from the stuffed available there. Next day i.e. on 24th July we woke up early in the morning. At 7.15 our bus leaves the hotel for next destination. First of all we came to 1300 Maine Ave South West Washington DC. Here a number of motor boats were waiting for the tourists. At the shore of the river Potomac there were people from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia with their traditional dresses, making the spot colorful and more attractive. In our Bus there were good number of Indian papa mummies with their sons and daughters-in-law, ladies with sadies and bilauzs, suits and gents with shirt, paints 'T' shirts and shorts. Chinese and Japanese were ahead of Indians in quantity. Others were either american or european. Few little kids were also attracting the attention while making their funny noises. The Guide signaled and we entered in the Motor Boat named Celebrity Cruise, its capacity was approximately 100 plus. Charges were $ 22/- per adult and $ 12/- per child. The journey was maximum for 60 minutes covering the areas more than 30 kilo meters onward and inward
trip . We took photos of the entire covering areas. The cruise trip was memorable. Than we went to Ex President Thomas Jefferson's ( 1822-26) memorial building. Other attraction s of the Capita are National Aquarium, Washington National Cathedral, Dar Museum, Hill Wood Estate, Museum and Garden, Science Museum, Mammals museum. The National Archives Experience - Home of the declaration of Independence , the Constitution, and the bill of rights. Apart from there are reputed and renowned hotels with luxurious things and for visitor's comforts are available. Restaurants with various qualities foods, shopping centers, Malls are the attraction of the capital.

White House
Than we came to see the House of most powerful President, President of America located at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue NW in Washington DC. The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the executive office of the President of United States of America and for the President's administrations and advisers in general. In reality it is white in color and very attractive and beautiful. To make it different and more popular, it was designed by Irish born James Hoban and built between 1792 and 1800, white painted Aqua sandstone in neoclassical style were applied. Its lawn covered with silky grass in front of the house. The house is surrounded by strong iron gate guarded by trained special security guards equipped with modern weapons and ammunition, the White House is completely secured in the State of Washington DC. It is made up of six stories with two stories basement.
After completing 2 days tour of Washington and surrounding ares we came back to New York on sunday night.

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