(This week, I'm featuring some random close-up photos)
|making a rubbing from the Vietnam Wall|
It was my first trip to D.C., so I was as excited as the students. Dick had made the trip many years and knew all the places to visit and all the history behind them. I learned a great deal about our nation's capitol. The group toured the Pentagon, the White House, the Capitol building, the National Cathedral, the National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, and many museums and monuments. We also toured the Kennedy Center and attended two plays - both musicals.
We walked everywhere to keep costs down and sometimes rode the Metro. Personally, I think Dick also wanted to wear the students out so they wouldn't feel the need to be rowdy at night.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me, and I enjoyed it immensely. I'd love to go back someday and see the new structures - Martin Luther King, Jr., World War II, and Roosevelt memorials.