Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Wash., DC Trip Highlights
Only a few of you have heard the details of our trip to DC, so I thought I would post a little summary, if there is such a thing! Getting there was a trip in of itself. We were taken off the plane twice due to severe weather in the Midwest. Soooo, four hours later we finally took off, and made our way across the country. We stayed at George Washington University in the heart of DC proper. As you will see in the slide show I have posted, we happened upon the infamous Watergate Towers our first day there.
We participated in the 95th Anniversary "Still Singing After All These Years" of Girl Scouts on Saturday. Girls for as far as the eye could see. And then we were free to see the rest of the town and monuments. We made full use of every minute and every step our little feet could take us and then some. Our stops included, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, The Vietnam Wall, all the statues in between, the museums at the Smithsonian, Air and Space, Natural History, American History, African Art, The Castle, The National Portrait Gallery, Ford Theatre, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, and a fabulous personal tour of the US Capitol, with a visit to the Senate when a large number of very famous senators were in the house i.e., Hillary Clinton, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, Charles Schumer, Trent Lott, etc. etc. We stayed for two hours to hear not only the debate but the vote as well. Nothing quite like history in live action! We spent an entire day in Mt. Vernon, VA at G. W.'s plantation. Wow. It brings history up close and personal from another time.