- 3/22/01--We stopped in Dayton, Ohio to visit with Bob
and Kassandra Conger, and see their church. We met before
dinner at O'Charley's, which was adjacent to our
motel. We had dinner at a Polish restaurant,
Elinore's Amber Rose. If you are ever in Dayton, we
highly recommend it. Bob and Kassandra are actively
pursuing the opening of a bible college. Their
website, under construction, can be viewed at http://www.daytonbiblecollege.org.
Click here for
- 3/23/01--We made it to Chantilly, Virginia. We
were tired from the trip so we went to dinner at the
Otani, and then came back to watch Illinois beat
Kansas. Click here
to see some pictures from the Otani. The chef tried
to flip pieces of shrimp into our mouths.
There are a few pictures attempting to catch the shrimp
in mid air, but the shutter was too slow.
- 3/24/01--This was the day Yong and Arlita
Park's son, Vince Park, was married to Amy Xander.
The marriage ceremony was at the St. Clair of
Assisi Church in Clifton, Virginia. The wedding
reception was at the Marriot Westfield Conference Center
in Chantilly, Va. Here
are some pictures of the day's activities.
- 3/25/01--This day revolved around a sightseeing trip
Thomas Jefferson's home. On the way back we drove
through 1/3 of the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah
National Park. We discovered that if you have seen
one overlook, you have seen them all. Click
here to see some overlooks. We then went to the
Luray Caverns. Click
here to see some really neat cave
- 3/26/01--Another full day of sightseeing. First
we toured the memorials
and capitol building in Washington DC.
Unfortunately, the school kids were in town and we would
have had to wait 1.5 hours to go into the Capitol.
We declined. Maybe next time. We then went to
Cemetery and the Iwo
Jima, Marine Memorial. We still had
enough time to visit Mount
Vernon, George Washington's home. Later, we had
dinner at Phillip's at the Inner
Harbor in Baltimore.
- 3/27/01--We went back to DC to visit the Smithsonian
Museums. We started at the Natural History Museum, and
spent all of our time at the Mineralogy exhibits. We
didn't take any pictures this day.
We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Don
Pablos. It looks like it might be a chain. Bess and I
recommend it highly.
- 3/28/01--We headed for Virginia Beach. On the way we
stopped at Jamestown, the first English settlement in
North America. This is mainly an archeological site, but
the original glass blowing facility was replicated and
you can see photos
of the operating factory here.
The settlers later established the town of Williamsburg,
which we visited next. Photos
of Colonial Williamsburg can be seen here. This is a
major tourist stop. We were told that on the 4th of July,
the place is standing room only. You can see by the
pictures at the visitors center that only one of about 24
ticket counters were being used today.
We ate at Tautog's
on Virginia Beach. They had great seafood.
- 3/2901--We found out that Virginia Beach is oriented
to tourism. Since there were no tourists, everything was
closed , so we headed for home. We
took some pictures of the beach. We made it as far as
Morgantown, WV and had dinner at the Boston
Beanery. This is a WV college town, but everyone was
on spring break. We lucked out.