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Barely 48 Hours After
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Flying...Again


Reflecting Pool


Yes, Virginia, we are in Virginia and DC!

From Manila to Tokyo to Toronto to Virginia to DC
In Flight (August 12 to 15, 2007)

"I refer to jet lag as 'jet-psychosis' — there's an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel." - Spalding Gray


Jet lag? What's that?

Barely 48 hours flying in from Tokyo to Toronto, I was already driving from Mississauga to Niagara then crossed the borders to Buffalo. As they say, "There's no rest for the wicked." Actually there was. I slept the whole day Monday and was back at work Tuesday. The good thing was that I had enough time to unpack my almost 1 -month old Manila loot and pack for our next adventure!

Yes, Virginia, we're now in Virginia and enjoying every minute sucking the bone marrows of life on the go. My first time in DC was also a grand time to be with family and friends from Mitzi's side.

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Top 3 Things to Do in Washington, DC (From About.com)

1. Visit the Smithsonian Institution - DONE!

Start at the Smithsonian Institution Building where you can pick up a map and information on all of the museums. These national treasures cover a wide range of subjects from art to space exploration. Plan to explore those you are most interested in, but don’t try to see everything at once. Be sure to save time to see an IMAX movie at the Natural History Museum or the National Air and Space Museum.

2. Tour the Monuments - DONE!

Our national monuments are truly spectacular. The best time to see them is at night when they are illuminated, less crowded and parking is easier. During daytime visits, take a tour bus. Listen to informative park ranger talks and you won’t have to negotiate congested city traffic.

3. Tour the Three Houses of Government - DONE!

Explore the U. S. Capitol Building, the White House and the U. S. Supreme Court and you will gain a fuller understanding of the division of power within our democratic government. Plan ahead and note that some tours must be scheduled in advance through your Congressional Representative.


Hope you're enjoying every minute of life...there's no reason for us not to!

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View a slideshow of our 2-days in Washington DC.

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No, We Didn't

No, we didn't fly in with US President Bush from Quebec after his short 2-day visit to Ottawa last Wednesday. There's barely not enough leg room in Air Force One. And no, our Canada Premier Stephen Harper will not be dissuaded to extending Canada's stay in Afghanistan far after 2009. Maybe that's why President Bush left a day early for the US - maybe to welcome us? :)

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No, we're not in Washington to attend the announcement of one of President's Bush's twin daughter's engagement. Really...

Congratulations to both Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and future Son-In-Law, Henry Hager, for being brave enough to stand in the presence of GWB and say their piece...bravo!

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I'll have an audience with the president tomorrow. Just kidding. But yes, I'll have the quintessential picture behind the gates of the White House. Definitely, the gates of the house along 1600 Pennsylvania is the most pictured among the famous gates of famous people. Here's one of my favorites..

And no, I won't do that myself. Only because we have kids with us :)



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