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Old 10th March 2010, 22:18   #46
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Nice Pictures Venu, looks like snow galore. Did you take the open roof top city tour bus ride?
Nope, it was too cold to partake in that adventure!!

I might give it a try this week, as things have warmed up a lot, and I am able to move around in the open without a coat.
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no pics of your ride? the subway.
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no pics of your ride? the subway.
Good suggestion! Will certainly take and put up a few in a couple of days. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 25th March 2010, 02:47   #49
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Default The Waterfront

Here are a few pics of the Waterfront on the Potomac River. One can get to ride on package tours to Mt Vernon and city cruise over here, but alas , those take place only from April.

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Here are a few pics of the Waterfront on the Potomac River. One can get to ride on package tours to Mt Vernon and city cruise over here, but alas , those take place only from April.
The timing of the tour opening sounds almost perfect what with your wife joining you in end March, now the two of you can enjoy the beautiful cruise together.

Meanwhile if you are interested try and catch an exhibition by the explorer and painter 'Thomas Moran'. He was one of the first white men to see the Grand Canyon and his extra large size renderings of the yellow stone valley are beyond words. This exhibit can be seen in the Smithsonian American art Museum.
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The timing of the tour opening sounds almost perfect what with your wife joining you in end March, now the two of you can enjoy the beautiful cruise together.

Meanwhile if you are interested try and catch an exhibition by the explorer and painter 'Thomas Moran'. He was one of the first white men to see the Grand Canyon and his extra large size renderings of the yellow stone valley are beyond words. This exhibit can be seen in the Smithsonian American art Museum.
Thanks for your suggestion regarding Thomas Moran. I'll give it a try this weekend, if time permits. Incidentally, this is my last weekend here---am leaving for London with wife on 30th.
I've a drive lined up for Shenandoah and Luray caves on Saturday. Then comes the dreaded task of packing, and weighing 4 suitcases. I hope I am not over the weight limit .
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Old 25th March 2010, 20:06   #52
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Awesome thread, brings back 2 year old memories buddy. keep it coming.
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Old 25th March 2010, 23:41   #53
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Awesome thread, brings back 2 year old memories buddy. keep it coming.
So you were in DC 2 years ago? From my experience, I must confess that it is a helluva place, especially for those who love museums and history.
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Old 27th March 2010, 13:07   #54
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So you were in DC 2 years ago? From my experience, I must confess that it is a helluva place, especially for those who love museums and history.
To top it off, you go on to London! The museums in London cover most of the world (as it was known to man then).

Cheers,
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Old 30th March 2010, 00:33   #55
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To top it off, you go on to London! The museums in London cover most of the world (as it was known to man then).

Cheers,
Bingo---that is where I am headed! Let's see what London has in store for me---I did cover some part of it in 2003 though.

And for a change, I am gonna drive down to Leeds----it is soooo nice to drive after being driven around for 3 months.

At least I feel safe to have a right-hand side steering wheel.
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Old 30th March 2010, 01:19   #56
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Default Trip to Hershey, PA in Feb, 2010

During the long weekend in mid-Feb, we made 2 trips---one to Wilmington, Delaware to catch up with a common pal, and another to Hershey, Pennsylvania, where the chocolate factory is located.

It was a fun-filled trip amid snow-clad country roads. I found the scenery far better on country roads than on the boring Interstates like I-95.

Here are a few pics. The 120-mile journey was from Chantilly, Virginia to Hershey, PA via Fredrick, Gettysberg, Dillsberg, Harrisberg (capital of PA) and finally Hershey village.

Most of the pics on this post are in and around Leesberg. Note the unique shape of the water tanks.

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Old 30th March 2010, 01:25   #57
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Default Some more pics

These pics are near Fredrick and Gettysberg area

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The big Fiesta---the Ford Fusion in the US

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The familiar Sonata (Embera in India)

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A prowl car

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heh heh. You've taken a photo of the deputy sheriff on the sly. They might not like it and start asking you questions if they notice you taking their photos on the sly. Especially in times of heightened tensions. Take care there sir.
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Hey that patrol car is a Dodge Charger. one of my favourite rides in US. The guy at Enterprise will keep a charger ready for me every weekend. Man that was fun to drive.
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heh heh. You've taken a photo of the deputy sheriff on the sly. They might not like it and start asking you questions if they notice you taking their photos on the sly. Especially in times of heightened tensions. Take care there sir.
Don't worry, I will.

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Hey that patrol car is a Dodge Charger. one of my favourite rides in US. The guy at Enterprise will keep a charger ready for me every weekend. Man that was fun to drive.
Really? Must be fun to drive then. BTW, what is Enterprise---a car rental agency?
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