Hello everyone! It’s been ages! How is everyone’s summer going??
I just got home from my class trip to Washington DC. I can’t even describe how breathtaking everything was. I took lots of pictures, so I’ll let them do the talking!
Bus ride to Milwaukee..
Arrive! First thing we headed to Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln got shot.
Then to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (dinosaurs, sea life, space)
We went to dinner after this, but I’m going to do a separate post about meals and struggles…
Then to the Lincoln Monument, one of my favorites. It was crazy how big the statue of Lincoln was.
We didn’t get to go to the Washington Monument because it was under construction, but this makes it look like we did 😉
I actually woke up every single morning and ran 1-2 miles at the gym. I don’t think I would’ve survived without just that little bit.. it helped a lot!
After breakfast we headed to Mount Vernon (George Washington’s plantation).
That took up quite a chunk of the day. After it was the National Cathedral, another one of my favorite parts. That building is just ginormous. Pretty spectacular.
And then to the National Zoo to see a panda. It was so cute!
After dinner we went to a show called Twilight Tattoo. I didn’t really take any pictures, but it is the military band. They have a concert band and also pop singers! The Fife and Drum Corps was really cool too. I think the Twilight Tattoo was my favorite part of the trip. It was also the military’s 238th birthday so the show was really special!
rainy day… can you tell?
We got a tour of the building. The ceiling… the picture does it no
justice. It was so intricate.
the whole group
After the Capitol was Arlington National Cemetery. That place was pretty emotional. I was just in awe of all the soldiers who have defended our country- over 400,000. I’m actually thinking about going into some form of serving our country. I really might want to.
We also saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Changing of the Guard, but I didn’t take any pictures of those.
Below: Iwo Jima Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, World War II Memorial, FDR Memorial.
Day 4 (last day!)
Picture stop at the White House
I carried that water bottle around every day
Someday I will go in the White House, I promise.
Then to the Holocaust Museum, my other favorite part of the trip. World War II really interests me and I want to learn more about it. I didn’t take any pictures but it was really heartbreaking. It just makes me sick to think about the terrible time suffered by all those innocent Jews. It was hard going through there.
Our last stop was the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. I got lazy and didn’t take any pictures 😉 honestly they weren’t my favorite, haha.
We rode the Metro (super cool) back to the airport and left for home! (Well, Green Bay… then a 2 hour bus ride home) And ever since I got home I’ve been neglecting writing a post… I enjoyed my break! There has been some stuff going on that I’ve been itching to tell you though. Also, while I was on my trip, I found out that Sunnie was having a wonderful time in Hawaii- so jealous! Check out her recaps! And Brittany was livin’ it up in the Mediterranean- not fair! It makes my need to visit these places even bigger.
I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to go to our nation’s capitol. I think everyone should go to DC some time in their life. We are blessed!
Have you ever been to Washington DC? What was your favorite part?
Hope everyone’s summer is going great- I know mine is! Have a super Friday! 😀