Mission: educational tour.
Destination: Washington D.C.
Subject: a whole bunch of kids and parents
Means of transportation: Bus
Goal : keep kids quiet and in control while learning about US history
Instrument : patience and good walking shoes
Tuesday , 6 am: My son and I are going on a field trip to the capital of the world.. We are in the bus right now. Sleep deprived. But excited. Let’s see how this goes.
7:30 am. The bus breaks down. Don’t know what’s wrong with it. Seating down waiting for a replacement bus. Still in Florida. It’s getting hot inside a bus with 5o+ people.
Wednesday 8:00. Had a good night sleep.
Heading now to Mount Vernon. It’s cold and cloudy.
6:00 pm. Visited zoo, White House, Newseum, FDR and MLK Memorials. Great experience . Did not see the president. Pizza for dinner with 50+ kids screaming. Eating like a king. My son is having a good time.
Thursday 8 am. Heading out to DC again.
12 pm. A very emotional and exciting
experience at Vietnam and Korean War memorials. Tears in my eyes as I contemplated on so many statues of soldiers . Lincoln memorial was awesome. The light rain and cold did not take away our joy. Our tour guide (Mrs Freeman) was great. My son really seemed to appreciate the memorials .
Walking by the Capitol
6 pm. Visited the National Archives, the Capitol, and Arlington National Cemetery. Did a lot of walking (and eating). Went to bed as soon as kids quieted down .
Friday 8:45 am. Left hotel for the last time. Good breakfast. Visited Smithsonian meuseum. Walked and stood under the rain from one museum to another. But it was worth it.
4:30 pm. Heading out on bus to eat dinner. It’s been a long and tiresome day, but fun.
Saturday 9 am . Return to Florida, finally seeing some sunshine. It was a long trip back home. My son slept most of the trip. Would do it all over again.