Left this morning at 7am and arrived at the hotel : The Virginian Suited in Arlington at 3:30pm.
Very nice place .. nice kitchentte, clean and spaciuos bathroom . very impressive. Wouldn't mind spending the remainder of our trip here, but it's too late to cancel our other reservation.
Once getting to here we headed out to Arlington National Cemetery. On the way we stop and check out the Netherlands carillon. Near the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial , the bell tower was a gift "From the People of the Netherlands to the People of the United States" in gratitude for American aid during and after World War II. The carillon symbolizes and is dedicated to the friendship between two countries and t
heir common allegiance to the principles of freedom, justice, and democracy. So once at the cemetery we make our way to the JFK grave site, as well as, Roberts and Edwards .. We then walk and take in what we see around us which is pretty amazing indeed. We make our way to the tomb of the unknown solider and on the way witness the flag lowering ceremony near the amphitheater. Then we walk the short distance to the Tomb of the Unknown and watch the change of the guard .. .pretty cool.
So it's getting near 6:30 so we start to head back out and check out some civil war burial sites in section 1 and 2 ,no doubt one of the oldest area of the cemetery. We continue to make our way back to the hotel .. oh ..we see 2 red foxes during our walk back which was cool ..
On the way back we stop at a local grocery mart and grab something for dinner and make our way back to the hotel. We make some dinner , watch about 2 hours of the Military Channel ( Aerial combat of WWII) and then off to bed. Tomorrow we have a White House tour at 10:15am ... very excited.