Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer 2012 "Washington DC"

My annual summer vacation this year was different from what we usually do. My Mom, Dad, Brother & I decided to visit the East Coast and learn and see where history was created and where the great leaders of our nation were born.
Our first stop was our nations Capitol “ Washington DC”!!!!!!!
I was so excited to finally see all the places that I had only read about in my history books. “ This was going to be a fun adventure of learning and discovery”.

The first place we visited was the International Spy Museum. The Spy Museum had lots of cool facts about real spies who helped capture and take down a lot of important people. There were lots of cool gadgets to see as well….   I got a slap bracelet that said, “Deny Everything” and best of all a Shocking Pen. “ I’m on a mission to trick people with the pen”.

The Next day we went to the National Smithsonian Mall. This is where the Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial, and a lot of museums are. We went to the National Museum of American History. I saw the original flag and above it was the National Anthem. There were lots of interesting things to see at the AHM. After that we were waiting in one of the longest lines in the history of the world, to me atleast. This line was outside the National Archives; I couldn’t wait to go inside as I was waiting to be able to see the Constitution, Bill of Right & Declaration of Independence. They were all sealed in a special box to preserve them. I got to see John Hancock’s signature, which was really larger than everyone else’s. I learned that he was the first one to sign the Declaration of Independence and also the reason he signed it so big was because he wanted the governor to notice his signature even without his glasses. I also learned that another name for signature is called “John Hancock “ as he made it famous with his big signature on the DOI.
After that we went to a Popcorn Cart and had some popcorn and some very cold water. My mom took some random pictures when we were waiting to go to the National Air & Space Museum. When we got to the Space Museum, it was different because before all we were doing was stuff about history. After that we were going to the Washington Monument to take some pictures. It was a long walk. Then we took pictures of the World War II Memorial and my mom told me the history of WW II. Then My Dad & I walked up to the Lincoln Memorial. My teacher said it was One hundred steps but it didn’t feel like it was and we also saw the view from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. Our feet were tired. We had walked a lot and we were ready to go to the hotel and relax.
Our last day in DC was exciting as we went to see the White House. On our way it started raining, so my Mom & I ran to see it and my Dad & Brother stayed in the car. We got some good shots of the White House even though it was pouring. Then we went to Mount Vernon.  That was really cool !!!   Mount Vernon is the home of our first president George Washington, who happens to be one of my favorite Presidents. I learned a lot on this trip and had a lot fun too.
Look out for my next blog which will be a continuation of my trip … Next Stop is Hershey, Pennsylvania…

Signing Off !!!!

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