May 26, Washington, D. C. – Today we did a little sightseeing. Our first stop was Washington Harley-Davidson. The crowd was large, but the free lunch and water were very nice and appreciated. It was very hot and took a lot out of a few of us.
We met Adeline of “Old Bags on Bikes,” who toured the country last year. We had a nice chat and talked about trips and bikes.
A few of us wanted to go to Arlington National Cemetery. We used the Zumo to get there, but what an experience. There is a lot of road construction underway. In the middle of a maneuver Zumo thinks you are off course, because it doesn’t have the new roads. It recalculates and sends you a different way. It did, however, get us where we wanted to go.
I think most of our group who hadn’t been to Arlington before were most taken by the size and number of graves. The changing of the guard ceremony was what it has always been – formal and very respectful.
We have to get up and out of here early to get to the Pentagon by 6:00 a.m.