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Kelly Nash's DC/CT trip

Kelly took a trip back home. Here is his first radio station, old buddies, and a visit to our nation's capital as well.

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    My 1st night on the road I stayed at Hotel Lombardy on Pennsylvania Ave. It was built in the 1920's so I know there's a lot of history with the place. I asked the girl at the front desk if she knew of any and she said "Keith Olbermann stayed here for the inauguration". LOL! I loved this room!
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    The hotel is next to the house James Monroe used for the first 6 months of his Presidency as the White House was still being rebuilt after the British burned it in 1814.
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    Driving up to the Capital.
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    Before my tour I had breakfast at Three Daughters Place on 2nd Street. The bubble tea was outstanding!
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    There are lots of great Memorial's in DC...and then there's the Robert Taft Memorial.
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    Crossing Senate Park if you look to the left you get this great fountain.
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    Then look to the right you see the Capital.
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    Just about to enter the Senate on the corner of Delaware and C street.
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    Through security and off the elevator I see this guy. No idea who he is.
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    A lot of the Senate stuff is under ground. Here's they built a window through the ground for a cool view of the Capital.
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    This was the old entrance to the senate which was used from 1800. It's where Sen Huger and Calhoun from SC and some little known guy from Illinois named Lincoln used to go to work.
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    This is the original Supreme Court chamber. It was actually for the Senate until 1806. They moved into a new room and gave this to the Justices who had been meeting in a BAR!
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    The roof of the Capital.
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    Near the roof they have some amazing artwork as well that depicts our nation's history.
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    Here is the old Senate chambers. It was at that seat in the middle of this picture that Sen Sumner from MA was sitting after he gave an anti slavery speech in May 1856. SC Dem Preston Brooks was none too pleased with that and so he beat Sumner with a cane so bad the man needed 3 years to return to the Senate. Brooks resigned but was but was overwhelmingly reelected for another term.
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    Where the VP would have sat during the beatdown but we didn't have a VP from 1853-1857!
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    This chamber was built for the Senators in the mid 1800's and has an amazing feature. From the spot I took the photo to where the people are standing across the room, you can speak at a normal level and hear each other perfectly because of the way the sound travels off the ceiling.
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    In the old days the pages used to carve their names in the back of the support beams. Here's a kids signature from 1856.
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    Maybe Boehner always looks upset is because there is a constant parade of tourists outside his door.
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    I forgot to take a pic at Jeff Duncan's office. So here's a pic of the commemorative coin from District 3 and the rest of my lunch from the Congressional caf.
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    I took the stairs to work off my lunch. That's looking up to the skylight.
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    I signed Mark Sanford's guest book and asked him to stop dodging our show.
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    I had to laugh when I saw Maxine Water's office.
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    Statue of Reagan. There's a thin layer of the Berlin Wall between the base and his feet.
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    Out in front.
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    One of my favorite's.
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    A look into the center of the Cannon building
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    This guy guards the Capital and loves Joe Wilson. When I told him I was up from SC he said "it's a shame Rep Wilson got in so much trouble for telling the country that the President was lying".
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    I always love crossing the bridge over the Susquehanna river between Baltimore and Philly.
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    This room was a disappointment. The Clarion felt dirty and the bed felt like it was tired!
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    Day 2 back in New Haven.
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    The shortcut I used to take through Yale to get to work at Toad's Place for the Sat Night Dance Party.
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    Cool...thing.
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    Mory's next to Toad's is where the owner used to take me to lunch when he was about to ask me to take a paycut.
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    The legendary club. Ted Nugent was loading in this day. I saw U2, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones play here back in the 80's and 90's.
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    Takes a lot of work to keep Yale looking good.
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    Back on favorite street.. Wooster! Home of so many great Italian restaurant's like Sally's
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    The battle over whose pizza is better has been raging for decades with Pepe's.
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    For desert..
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    Umm
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    When I was a DJ in the early 90's I picked the granddaughter of the people who owned this restaurant to be my intern in the hopes of scoring free food. It didn't work. :(
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    I didn't eat on Wooster street today because I had a hankering for Louies burgers! That's the home of the first buger served in America!
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    On my way over I looked up at a red light and thought this looked neat.
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    Noooo! Louies is closed for the month!
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    One time at this bar called Bar a girl pranked me and my friend Joe. She told us to meet her and her friends there. Somehow it didn't dawn on us till the bartender sent over drinks from another table that it was gay night. LOL!
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    I worked this corner. Not like that! I used to work on Thursday night's at the building right in front when it was called Boppers. The building with the NYX sign used to be a club called Liquid where I worked on Friday nights.
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    I hosted the worst concert ever in 1998. We sold like 50 tickets to a venue that held like 1000. A few doors down was The Anchor where I proceeded to ease the pain between acts so that I could barely slur through the final intro of the night.
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    My condo in the late 80's early 90's.
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    My old station studios. There was a lot of great memories made on Quinnipiac Ave.
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    The Ramada in East Hartford turned out to be a pleasant surprise!
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    I charged something at Nordstrom and they have you sign their cell phone. This is my first time ever doing that so I had the sales lady take my pic to celebrate!
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    In High School a lot of us used to eat at Shady Glen. It looks exactly the same as it did 30 years ago.
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    This guy has been working there since 1985! He may have actually served me the same sundae all those years ago!
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    This is Roger's lake in Old Lyme CT. It's the view from the end of Grandfather's street. He lived here in the 60's and early 70's and I used to love it.
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    Here's the old house.
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    Here's the beach where I learned to swim. I used to climb up on his shoulders and dive off. Man I miss those days!
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    I went to Mohegan Sun Casino to see my friend Mike. We played baseball together in High School. He has a cool job now where he makes a lot of money so he bought me lunch at some cool restaurant called Todd English's Tuscany.
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    The mall at Mohegan Sun...like everything else there is mind blowing!
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    My son flew in for a few days, and on the way home we stopped at our favorite store in CT Stew Leonards. He loaded up on samples!
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    Then snored in my ear for a few hundred miles.
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    We went to his Uncle (on his mom's side) birthday party in Annapolis. I stayed at the Maryland Inn in room 318. It was built in 1776! The room is important because it's the one with an amazing view.
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    Here's the view of the circle and the old church
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    Here's the other view.
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    Downstairs is the Treaty of Paris restaurant where Ben Franklin, John Jay, and John Adams came to celebrate the end of the Revolution.
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    Cool view crossing the street from my hotel down to the water.