Just announced, the demise of the Segway after only 19 years. Production will cease shortly on the two wheeler self balancing vehicle that is a regular sight in shopping malls across America. Most cities have companies that offer Segway tours of their most popular sights but here in the UK they can’t be used on public roads or footpaths so have never taken off here. … Continue reading Segway – the end of an era?
I always buy a poppy that is adopted as a symbol of remembrance and hope for those who lost their lives in conflicts fighting for freedom throughout the Commonwealth. The red paper poppy has now many different forms to show support for the Royal British Legion from rubber bracelets, scarves and decorative jewellery. Soccer teams have an onfield ceremony to remember supporters and players who … Continue reading Armistice Day & Veterans Day ?
My photos reminded me that it is three years since I visited the White House. It still remains a unique visit as a British Citizen and something that I will always cherish. After all the security checks were done one of the biggest thrills was just walking up to the East Wing and letting myself in. The other stand out memory was looking down the … Continue reading November 9 2016 – White House Tour
The second highest viewing deck inside the Beltway of Metropolitan DC area is the 31 storey Central Tower in Rosslyn, Virginia. Well that is what I was going to say because although it has been open for just over a year it appears that is going to be a private events space only. The almost 400ft, newly built tower complex only opened in June 2018 … Continue reading The Observation Deck at CEB Tower – Rosslyn, VA
So excited to see that the Washington Nationals have reached their first World Series. This is baseball by the way! They will play Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series with the first match at Houston on 22 October 2019 in a first to four games in the seven match contest. I saw the Nationals play a few years ago at Nationals Park in Washington … Continue reading Nationals in World Series for the First Time
Tom-Tom send me regular emails trying to get me to upgrade and change my perfectly functioning (famous last words) unit. This latest attempt caught my eye though. I did click Find Out More Tom Tom Traffic Index – Live Congestion Statistics It might be helpful in planning your next city visit to the States. Continue reading Traffic Congestion – Washington D.C
September 19 2019 is the date that the iconic 555 ft high obelisk that is the Washington Monument will reopen to the public. Operated by the National Park Service tickets are issued on a first come first served basis from the Monument Lodge. Hours of operation are 09.00 – 17.00 daily except for 4 July and Christmas. If you book in advance it will cost $1.50 per … Continue reading Washington Monument – Open Again!
I don’t know why this slipped my mind but I was telling a colleague at work about this really cool experience that we stumbled upon in Washington D.C a couple of years ago. I was with Zoe and we had driven to Vienna/Fairfax metro station from Winchester and parked for the day. As it was after rush hour we were allowed to park in the … Continue reading Washington D.C – USDA HQ
You all know which sports are exclusively American I assume. I speak of Baseball, American Gridiron Football, Basketball and Lacrosse. The latter I can’t speak about but I suspect it is an amateur sports. The others are in the life blood of American society. Those cities that don’t have a AFL or NFL team are graced with a college or state team. The stadia built … Continue reading American Sports – Go See It!
Within a 15 minute metro train of Washington D.C is the fascinatingly and historical town of Alexandria. If you take the metro to King Street there is a free shuttle bus to the water front. What is striking about this town are the cobbled roads and vintage houses all in the beautiful shadow of the Potomac River. It is easy to imagine how America looked … Continue reading Alexandria, VA