S: Washington D.C. Class Trip 2009
1: After the long Flight from San Francisco, we all piled into our vans to our first location: The Jefferson Monument. | It was our first taste of D.C. We took lots of pictures and filled out our workbooks. We couldn't believe we were finally here.
2: Our next stop was the FDR Memorial. It was beginning to drizzle out, but we all had a great time. It was the most pictures we'd taken all day.
4: The Capitol was another great stop on our trip. It was great to feel the history that happened there.
6: Among the Museums we visited were the Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History. They were both so much fun.
7: Kermit, Dumbo, and the collection of gems were my favorites in these two museums. | The Hope Diamond was stunning in person and I loved seeing aspects of U.S. pop culture in the Museum of American History.
8: The Washington Monument was also truly a sight to see in person. The view was worth the long wait in super windy conditions! East coast weather sure was different for us California teens. | We were assigned a name and did a rubbing at the Vietnam Memorial.
9: We also stopped at the Lincoln Memorial and the Monticello. | One of our last stops was Arlington National Cemetery.
10: Colonial Williamsburg was one of our final places we toured. I loved being able to experience the history, decor, clothing, and feel of the time | We worked together to pull water from a well. In colonial times they'd do this about 100 times a day! | We visited the Governor's Palace. It was so grand and elegant. The architecture and decor was fascinating.
11: Washington D.C. was such an enjoyable trip. I had a lot of fun documenting the trip with my camera. It was truly an experience, from the amazing monuments to devotions in parking lots and touring our nation's capital to waiting in a laundromat with 47 teenagers, it was truly a great experience!