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Old November 22nd, 2013, 11:37 AM   #221
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Thanks Capricorn! And the city is a great gateway to George Washington's ranch at Mount Vernon.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 02:16 PM   #222
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Mount Vernon was the plantation home of the first President of the United States. The Washington family had owned land in the area since the time of Washington's great-grandfather in 1674, and in 1739 embarked on an expansion of the estate that continued under George Washington.



















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Old November 25th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #223
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Old November 25th, 2013, 11:31 PM   #224
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Nice homestead. Love it!

I'm a bit surprised his tomb is such a small building!
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Old November 26th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #225
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It's even a family mausoleum, so more Washingtons are buried there. But the building is bigger than you see on the picture. Anyway, the members of the Kennedy family have got even more discrete graves.

This is the gravesite of the Kennedy family:



And this is the grave of Robert Kennedy:

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Old November 26th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #226
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A lovely site.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #227
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Thank you Jane, it sure is!

Back in Washington we take a Greyhound bus to Richmond Virginia:

Washington Union Station -Bus terminal:



Richmond Greyhound Terminal:



Richmond Main Street Railway Station:





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Old November 28th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #228
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Great updates! The Richmond Main Street Railway station is gorgeous!
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Old November 29th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #229
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It is! It's more than 100 year old and a National Historic Landmark. Beautiful building at the edge of downtown!
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Old November 29th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #230
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Always beautiful , and pics are great.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #231
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Thank you Greg!
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 06:45 PM   #232
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Old December 4th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #233
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Old December 4th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #234
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Great, very nice updates; well done
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Old December 5th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #235
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Lovely pictures! To bad the city is so empty though.
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This is what I like!
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Old December 6th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #237
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Lovely pictures! To bad the city is so empty though.
It was a Saturday afternoon and the business district of the city was deserted. But even in the city center were little people. They all went shopping in the suburbs, I suppose. Fortunately there was a multicultural music festival in the university area. More on this later.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #238
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Beautiful, very nice updates as usually
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Old December 8th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #240
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Thank you Christos!
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