Bourbon Street – New Orleans

The world famous Bourbon Street of the New Orleans French Quarter. The French Quarter is home to numerous bars, restaurants, and shops, and a wild atmosphere. Bourbon Street – New Orleans Bourbon Street – New Orleans New Orleans is the birth place of jazz and you can here the sounds of the Dixie Land bandsContinue reading “Bourbon Street – New Orleans”

Lunch at NOLA Smokehouse – New Orleans

In New Orleans I visited the NOLA Smokehouse for a late lunch and ordered the smokehouse platter. Yes, it is as good as it looks. Six different meats that included pulled pork, beef ribs, brisket, burnt tips, and two kinds of sausage. The side dishes were fantastic also, especially the sweet corn spoon bread. TwoContinue reading “Lunch at NOLA Smokehouse – New Orleans”

The Natchez Steam Ship – New Orleans Louisiana

While visiting New Orleans I took a ride on the Natchez, an authentic riverboat powered by steam engine. The riverboat is propelled by paddle wheel and has no propellers. For about $30 you get a 2 hour narrated cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. As the ship steams along you are treated to great historicalContinue reading “The Natchez Steam Ship – New Orleans Louisiana”

Washington DC – Sights Around Town

The Washington Monument. The monument opened in 1885, measuring at 555 feet tall is dedicated to the United States first President George Washington. Washington DC – Sights Around Town Washington DC – Sights Around Town Washington DC – Sights Around Town The first fire house in Washington DC. The United States Capitol. The Capitol dome.Continue reading “Washington DC – Sights Around Town”

Smithsonian Institution – Museum of Natural History – Washington DC

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Smithsonian Institution – National Air and Space Museum – Washington, DC

Made up of 15 separate museums the National Air and Space Museum is just one of the museums that make up the¬†Smithsonian Institution. The Air and Space Museum consists of 23 galleries that exhibit the history of flight from before the Wright Brothers to the space age. The National Air and Space Museum opened inContinue reading “Smithsonian Institution – National Air and Space Museum – Washington, DC”

The Vietnam Memorial – Washington DC

The Vietnam Memorial sits on the National Mall in Washington DC and is dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The memorial erected in 1982 contains the names of the 58,195 Americans. Seeing the memorial reminds one of just how great the loss was and really makes it personal. The MemorialContinue reading “The Vietnam Memorial – Washington DC”

The JW Marriott – Washington DC

The JW Marriott – Washington DC This trip I booked the JW Marriott in downtown Washington DC. The address is 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue. Sound familiar? The White House address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. So basically President Obama was my neighbor for 3 days! The JW Marriott – Washington DC The lobby was large and modern.Continue reading “The JW Marriott – Washington DC”

Arlington National Cemetery – The Nation’s Most Hallowed Ground

Arlington National Cemetery sits across the Potomac River from Washington DC and is reserved for America’s fallen heroes.¬†The cemetery was established at the end of the Civil War on what was the grounds of Arlington House owned by the family of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Arlington now holds the gravestones of more than 400,000Continue reading “Arlington National Cemetery – The Nation’s Most Hallowed Ground”