So it's the end of a fantastic 2 week holiday. I'm very sad it's over, and it will be difficult to re-engage into work again quickly!
The Lincoln Memorial, and the view across the lake to Congress. The White House, the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, the J. Edgar Hoover building and not to mention the many buildings that comprise the Smithsonian made this a trip that gave me ample opportunity to fill my desire for photography and all our thirst for knowledge on history.
A trip Georgetown showed us a beautiful suburb of the city, but in other parts, we were taken aback by the amount of poverty and homelessness in this capital city.
Next we were off to Las Vegas! The first part of the holiday where I really managed to "switch off". We checked into the splendid Encore Hotel. Sandip and his family joined us, so we all had company. The kids enjoyed the pool, the ladies shopping, and me and Sandip the casinos and clubs at night!
It is incredible what has been built in this desert oasis. A hotel resort that has everything. Fantastic rooms, a great casino, a selection of world class restaurants, a series of swimming pools, a shopping mall, the most outstanding poolside nightclub I have ever seen, and even it's own 18 hole golf course and country club!