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     Sunday 29th - Monday 30th May 2005 - Washington DC
Very early this morning once again I had to get my things and myself to the airport. I think I already spent about 100 hours in the air this year. Grandpa took me to the airport. Many many thanks to my American family for having me over. It was good to be back again and Iím sure this wasnít the last time. After 5 hours in the air, thousands of miles further east and having crossed a couple time zones, I arrived in Washington. But were is my crew? There I was, all by myself at the Washington DC airportÖ
After unsuccessfully having paged Daniel a couple of times, I decided to catch a cab to our hotel. However, I had forgotten to print out the details. A friendly lady at the travel desk made some calls for me and found out where I needed to go. After a short time at the hotel Daniel, Tobias, and Markus arrived and then we headed out to explore the city of Washington. Today also was Memorial Day and believe me - I have never seen so much patriotism anywhere in the world.

I would love to go boarding again - the Rocky Mountains...


The Captain and his Crew ;-) - Markus, Tobias, Chris, and Daniel - in front of the White House...


The White House's backyard...


That's how our first evening in Washington ended. Markus went to bed early - so three of us had to share this small bottle. Too bad, that customs only allow 2 bottles into the country. I flew these in from Fiji ;-)


Walking and sight seeing makes hungry - good for the hotdog people. There is one on almost every corner and they even have sauerkraut.


There it lies - very well protected, cooled down to almost freezing level, and of course flash fotographie is prohibited - the Declaration of Independence.


It seems to be the most important document in the states as it is kept in a bullet proof, air sealed, titanium case...


Washington Monument




The Capitol - for a 24 hour long slide show we can provide 360 degree views on about 1000 pictures. This was the most photographed object during our two day stay in Washington.


The Capitol at night. Here the Memorial Day celebrations took place.




Washington Metro - Two japp and only one is working - neat pattern ;-)


Some cool looking restaurant hides under this glass...


There he sits and...


watches the world - Abe Lincoln


World War II Memorial...




United We Stand


Architecture in DC


Another war memorial...


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Arlington Cemetery


Our last point of interest before leaving Washington DC...




After Washington, we went to the next big city - New York - via Philadelphie... For more pictures go to Daniels Homepage.

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