Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We're Back!!!

It's a little late, but we are back! We got back on Sunday (of last week) around 9:00. We had quite the trip! Lots of walking. Lots of siteseeing, and lots of new memories!!!
So, to start off the trip we went to the Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, the World War ll memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial.

(I felt a little small....)

Next, We went to the Holocaust Museum. If you ever go to Washington D.C. I would highly recommend this! It's sad and you will definitely have to prepare yourself emotionally for it, but it is life changing. Also, we went to the National Archives Museum and saw the important documents of The United States of America. This was also very cool. That night we went and saw one of the Smithsoneon museums. We went to the American History Museum. We saw the flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Keys to write the Star-Spangled Banner. Also, we saw the White house, The back of it actually, then we saw the Jefferson Memorial, and then went and saw the front of the White House.

Last, We visited the Arlington Cemetary. We got to see the Changing of the Gaurd. This was really strange. The military is really a whole different world, but it was cool to watch. Here we saw the Arlington House that was the home of Robert E. Lee. He was the General for the Confederate Army. We also saw John and Jacqueline Kennedy's grave along with the millions of others. We also saw the Washington D.C. Temple. This was very, very pretty, but seemed to have no windows. Don't know why, but it didn't. we saw Mount Vernon. This was the house to George Washington. I learned something new with him. He had slaves and had no children. This probably wasn't new to many people, but surprisingly new to me.

So, The result of our Washington D.C. Trip was a success! We had lots of fun! We definitely want to go back. See more Smithsoneons, and try to be locals.....That probably won't happen....
Sincerly, Sidney

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