Friday, 30 October 2015
The Washington Monument in Baltimore is one of the first erected to the founder of the USA.
This was one of the most interesting and informative memorials to the Korean War I have visited. It is in Baltimore's Canton Park.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Monday, 26 October 2015
A trip across the Potomac River from Washington DC into the State of Virginia took us to the Arlington National Cemetery. We saw the grave of President Kennedy, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard.
Monday, 19 October 2015
This video contains some of the most famous icons Washington DC has to offer which we saw on our first full day in the US in August: Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and (from a distance) the White House.
This was one of my favourite places on the trip to the US in August. I could have spent half the holiday in the National Air and Space Museum.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Sunday, 4 October 2015
We spent the day at the Tanfield Railway in Gateshead today. It's just a few minutes' drive from where we live. The visit was arranged through the Sunniside History Society of which I am deputy chairman.
It started in the morning at Sunniside Club where a classic London Routemaster bus picked up many of those attending. I went in my car to free up seats on the bus for others.
On the trip we were able to see inside the workshops and sheds as well as having a one hour ride on the train.
If you haven't been to the Tanfield Railway before, draw up plans to go asap.