Washington DC Recap

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!

Day 1

Bus ride to Milwaukee..

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Plane ride…

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Arrive! First thing we headed to Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln got shot.

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Then to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (dinosaurs, sea life, space)

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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.

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We didn’t get to go to the Washington Monument because it was under construction, but this makes it look like we did 😉

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Hotel!

Day 2

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).

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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.

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And then to the National Zoo to see a panda. It was so cute!

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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!

Day 3

Capitol building!

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rainy day… can you tell?

We got a tour of the building. The ceiling… the picture does it no justice. It was so intricate.

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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.

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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.

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Day 4 (last day!)

Picture stop at the White House

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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! 😀

Leigha

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8 thoughts on “Washington DC Recap

  1. It looks like you had a blast in DC! I have never been to DC, but I hope to go there some day in the future! And I totally get what you mean by struggling with staying healthy while on vacation. I definitely had my fair share of unhealthy foods during my trip! Oh well 🙂 Oh! And my mom read the post that you wrote on my blog and absolutely loved it! She was like “you need to have her guest post more often!” sooooo you neeeeeed to guest post for me again in da future 🙂

    • You definitely should go there sometime. Hahaha your mom! Aww thanks 🙂 it was my first ever guest post so I wasn’t sure how it would go, but it was really fun! 😀

  2. Such a good recap! I feel like I just took a trip there jst by reading this post haha 😉 And thanks for the shoutout girl! Btw, the Holocaust really interests me too. It’s craxy to think that that only happened not that long ago. We watched Schindler’s List in my AP world History, and it was so hard to watch but such a good movie. I cried the whole time! Have a great weekend!

    • I seriously kept putting it off but after I wrote it it felt really good to sort everything out and stuff! And yeah… the Holocaust is just terrible. I’ve never watched that movie but I should! Happy Saturday! 😀

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  4. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip! D.C. is about 4 hours from Pittsburgh, so I’ve been there a handful of times and I always enjoy it. It’s very beautiful and I agree, we are VERY blessed in this country!

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