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S: Washington D.C. June 7-13, 2011

BC: And our way is on the road again. Just can't wait to get on the road again. The life I love is makin' music with my friends And I can't wait to get on the road again. (Chorus) And our way is on the road again. Just can't wait to get on the road again. The life I love is makin' music with my friends And I can't wait to get on the road again. And I can't wait to get on the road again. | On the road again - Just can't wait to get on the road again. The life I love is making music with my friends And I can't wait to get on the road again. On the road again Goin' places that I've never been. Seein' things that I may never see again And I can't wait to get on the road again. (Chorus) On the road again - Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway We're the best of friends. Insisting that the world keep turning our way

FC: Washington D.C. | June 7-13, 2011

1: I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road When along came a semi with a high and canvas covered load If you're going to Winnemucca, mack, with me you can ride So I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land" (Chorus) I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Across the deserts bare, man I've breathed the mountain air, man Of travel I've had my share, man I've been everywhere I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa | Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield Shreveport, Hackensack, Cadillac Fond Du Lac, Davenport, Idaho, Jellicoe Argentina, Diamontina, Pasadena Catalina, see what I mean'a (chorus) Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravellburg Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg Vicksburg El Dorado, Larrimore, Atmore, Haverstraw Chattanika, Chaska Nebraska, Alaska Opelika, Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo Kansas City Sioux City, Cedar City Dodge City, what a pity (chorus) I've been everywhere | Oklahoma, Tampa, Panama Mattawa, La Paloma, Bangor Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo Tocopilla, Barranquilla and Padilla, I'm a killer (chorus) I've been to Boston, Charleston, Dayton Louisiana, Washington, Houston Kingston, Texarkana, Monterey, Ferriday Santa Fe, Tallahoosa, Glen Rock Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake, Grand Lake, Devil's Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake (chorus) I've been to Louisville, Nashville Knoxville, Ombabika, Shefferville Jacksonville, Water ville, Costa Rica

2: Molly as Audie Murphy Maria as Nurse | Audie Murphy was a 5 foot 4 boy with a 5th grade education. He held off 250 German infantry and 6 tanks alone by jumping on a burning tank and firing the 50 caliber machine gun on the back. Audie Murphy killed 50 plus Germans. He also tracked a sniper and shot him between the eyes. Murphy received 37 decorations and medals and wrote the book "To Hell and Back." He died in a plane crash at the age of 46.

3: The Bus | Courtney and Amanda | Me | Courtney | Mama T | Dave had us singing songs like our theme songs "I've Been Everywhere" and "On the Road Again." We were always dancing in the aisle and dressing up.

4: Willis Tower | on a clear day you can see up to 50 miles | The Ledge

5: Lake Michigan

6: Millennium | The Bean

7: Park | amphitheatre | garden | in Chicago | wall with a different face on it every minute

8: Notre Dame | Home of the Fighting Irish | Heisman Trophy | Notre Dame Volleyball | Notre Dame Olympic Pool

9: Dancing | with | Dave

10: Gettys | North Carolina Monument

11: burg | Virginia Monument (below) | Molly, Dad, Me, and Dave

12: Charles Baldwin read "the Gettysburg Address" at the site where it was originally given.

13: Our tour guide, Dino Dave, showed us how to load and fire a real cannon from the Battle of Gettysburg.

14: Soldier Brenna

15: Gabrielle Cowie and I were asked to dress up like soldiers from the Civil War and walk through Devil's Den | Day Three

16: Wounded Warrior Regiment

17: Harpers Ferry | Harpers Ferry is where John Brown, his sons, and a few others tried to persuade the slaves to shoot their masters and flee to Canada. The slaves would not follow him and soldiers were chasing him. John hid under a hose in the fire house (left), but the soldiers soon carried him out (above). He was sent to jail and later hanged. | Jefferson Rock

18: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial | On the third night we went to the FDR Memorial and learned he invented the first wheelchair and his wife, Eleanor, secretly helped orphans at sixteen. | Eleanor and Me | Franklin | Depression breadline

19: Wheelchair | Me and Amanda

20: Korean War Memorial | Freedom is not Free | It was the first time Dave had ever seen flowers at this memorial

21: Lincoln Memorial | Site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream." August 28, 1963

22: Statue of Freedom | Representative from Iowa | E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one)

23: United States Capitol

24: Smithsonian Air and Space | Amanda, Me, Courtney, and Gabby

25: National Art Museum | Amanda, Courtney, Me, Gabby, and Hannah

26: D | A | N | C | E

27: Nina Dandy | Dancing with Will | Mark the Shark | On the Fourth day of the trip we went on a dinner cruise. First, we ate a delicious meal. Then, we went to the top of the boat and danced!

28: Mansion | View from Mansion | Day Five: We went to see where the Washingtons spent most of their time.

29: Old Tomb | New Tomb

32: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

33: Honor Flight

34: Iwo Jima

35: February 1945 Iwo Jima: On the twenty-third, six U.S. Marines raised the American Flag on Mount Suribachi After 36 days the Japanese were cleared off the island. American casualties were over 25,000, 6,825 killed, and over 20,000 Japanese had been killed

36: WWII Memorial | one star = 100 killed there are 4000 stars | The Legend of "Kilroy was here" starts with James J. Kilroy who was a shipyard inspector during World War II. He put this on the ships he had inspected. The troops began putting this everywhere they went as a joke. Kilroy was soon a super-GI who was always there first.

37: White | House | Secret Service Police Car | Secret Service on top of the White House

38: Kennedy | On the fifth day we got all dressed up, went to dinner at Philip's, and saw a play called "Shear Madness" at the Kennedy Center. | Center | Amanda and Dakota | Me and Reese | Me and Courtney | Me and Dad

39: Catrina, Me, Amanda, Courtney, and Gabby | The girls | the boys: Man of La Mancha Point

40: Vietnam War Memorial

41: Sgt. Darwin L. Labahn May 5, 1966-June 3, 1969 From Burke, South Dakota | Walter E. Herrmann III Jan. 25, 1947-Dec. 14, 1966 Lance Corporal From Buena Park, California | Days Three and Six we went to the Vietnam War Memorial. On the sixth day we got to make a pencil rubbing of a name on the wall. We didn't find any people from our family but we shaded these names:

42: Holocaust | When you enter the Holocaust Memorial Museum you get an Identification Card. There are four floors in the museum and four pages in the card; On the fourth floor you read the first page and every floor you go down you read another page. On my card was the story of a woman named Juliana Nemeth. The museum starts with how the Holocaust began and ends with liberation and the feelings that went along with it. In-between there is a boxcar that took Jews to labor and death camps, a room piled with shoes taken from the dead, and the door off of one of the gas chambers. There was also a room with crematory ovens and room with a huge picture of piles of human hair that was used for German mattresses and life vests. The museum had real uniforms from the camps and videos of experiments done to the Jews. The fate of most of the people in concentration camps was similar to that of Juliana Nemeth. She was moved into a ghetto and later to a labor camp. Sadly she was shot days before liberation.

43: Dave and Mark | Anne, Chris, Mama T.(Tony), Dad, Casey, Mark the Shark, Bob, Mr. Knaack, Molly | Dave and Courtney | Dino Dave | Mark the Shark

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