Thursday, March 29, 2012

DC Day 3

We started out our third day with a morning trip to Mt. Vernon- George Washington's Estate. We spent time touring the grounds, his home and learning all sorts of facts about our country's 1st president. We also spotted some secret service agents, ate lunch and shopped the gift shops before heading to our next spot. It was a very impressive farm full of learning opportunities that we really enjoyed.

Next, we made our way back into the city for a quick lesson and picture stop at The Capitol before boarding the bus for our next stop.

After The Capitol stop we headed to The National Archives to see all the
important documents we have been studying. It was very cool to see the actual documents that were drafted so many years ago. Our entire group got to see them up close and it was awesome!

Our next stop was The Museum of Natural History. We had some time to tour here and hit any of the museums we missed yesterday.

Our last stops were at Union Station for dinner and an illuminated walking your of The MLK Jr. Memorial, The FDR Memorial and The Jefferson Memorial.

We were busy all day. It really is amazing how much these kids are soaking up. They are doing a great job listening and retaining information from our wonderful tour guides. They have impressed many with their prior knowledge of the city, the documents, the monuments and it all.

Again, it was another amazing day. The pictures are out of order, my facts may not be straight and I have a lot more to add but it is late and the alarm clock will be waking us soon to begin yet another busy day. So that is all I have in me tonight, but stop by again soon to see the rest of our adventure.

Mrs. Snyder

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