We would to dedicate this blog to Louise Handley, who for 20 days has committed her life to this, but unfortunately she is unable to write this blog tonight due to injury (a swollen ankle due to clumsiness). We hope she recovers in time for her next blog. Love from her children, who will be reciting today's events.
Day 21- Woke up around 5 this morning due to the volume of dad's snoring, however, it came to a close when he went for a run to the rocky statue, which he said was great. Had breakfast at TGI Fridays which was very nice but Maia claims that her much anticipated chocolate donut was 'disgusting'. We then visited the Benjamin Franklin Institute (called the BFI by Dad cause he thinks he's cool) which was o for awesome. The highlight was the Titanic exhibit which featured old cutlery, luggage and money notes from the ship itself, and some of the facts and history of it was very moving and surprising. Mum mentioned that the people in the 1900s were much smaller than people now, which made Dad feel a lot better. The rest of the museum included interactive displays in relation to electricity, machinery and space/earth. Was an awesome place :) Then, we were off to the train station accompanied by a stressed looking Hispanic taxi driver and in no time we on the train from Philadelphia to DC ;-) we went through Baltimore which Dad pointed out was the home of his favourite hit TV series; The Wire. Sadly, nobody cared. After two hours we arrived at Washington, and got a glimpse at the Capitol and the Washington monument which we look forward to visiting tomorrow. Had an amazing dinner at the bar and grill in our hotel, and we got some peace from our parents (thank god) when they stayed for an extra drink. Once again a great day in the states, peace out xxxx