Since I only had time to post pictures yesterday I thought I would post more info today. I had the BEST time in Washington D.C! I have to say it was one of my top three favorite trip that I've ever been on! I've never really wanted to go to Washington D.C. but now that I've been I can't believe that I've been missing out on this for all these years!
We took a tour of the capital and I learned so much during the tour and saw so many things. We saw the final resting place of all of the presidents. Did you know that Rosa Parks was the only person to be allowed to share this "final resting place" with the previous Presidents of the United States? Cool huh?! We learned all about the statues and the murals in the buildings and we got to walk through the underground tunnels. We got to see where the different committees and sub committees meet and the coolest part for me was when we got to sit in the House Chambers where the President gives the State of the Union Address! We also got to see where they are setting up for the innaguration of the new President in 2009.
On one day while we were there we got to see the Secret Service in action! It was better than what you see in a movie! Apparently when there is a motorcade in progress all traffic (foot and car) comes to a halt! You can't drive or walk accross the street. While we were stopped in traffic we watched the Secret Services escort in the Prime Minister of Japan! There were about 8-10 cars that drove in really fast and stopped. Then, they all jumped out and ran to the door of the hotel, almost as a group. Then they ran back to their cars, threw them into reverse and parked in a parking space. I have no idea how they didn't hit each other!!! I think that whole process happened in like 15 seconds or less..... it was SO cool!
On the last day we were there we covered as many landmarks as possible! We saw the Washington Monument, The White House, Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial.
More than anything it was so good to get to spend time with the girls and relax! I think I got the best two nights sleep on Julie's couch that I've had in months! LOL! Needless to say, the trip was awesome!!!
November 20, 2008
November 4, 2008
To most other females this will sound a little odd but there is something so satisfying to me about seeing callus' on my hands and having sore muscles after a hard days work! My sister and I steam cleaned the carpets in our whole house this weekend. As I was getting ready for school yesterday I noticed that I had callus' on my hands and that my arms were really sore. There was this sense of accomplishment that came along with my "battle scars". LOL! I sound like such a guy! HA! I guess there will always be a little bit of a tomboy in me no matter how old I get!
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