We’re headed to the airport! Our morning began somberly at the Holocaust Museum, but the kids learned about what life was like in Nazi Germany and the importance of re-telling this story to future generations. Our last stop was the Lincoln Memorial. The kids were challenged to find the mistake! Once they found it, they showed their friends. Now we’re on our way to the airport and headed home! We’ll be back around 5:45 (CST). See you soon!
On our last full day, we were super busy! We started the morning at the Capitol. The students divided up into groups and took guided tours where they learned about the history of the Capitol. See if they remember the two Alabama statues that can be found at the Capitol! We then visited the Smithsonian Natural History. This museum has some really cool artifacts like the Hope diamond, bones from almost every animal you can imagine, insects, dinosaurs, mummies, and a lot of other interesting things. Afterward, we went to Arlington National Cemetery where we witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We visited and saw the graves of several important people such as John F. Kennedy. Then, we toured the FDR, WWII, and MLK, Jr. memorials. Finally, we ended our day at the Pentagon Mall. Tomorrow, we’ll begin the day at the Holocaust museum before visiting more monuments/memorials and then heading home!
(I was unable to post this until this morning.)
On our way to the Capitol!
Today was a full day. We began at Monticello, where we learned about Thomas Jefferson. He was a great reader and inventor. Ask the students about some of the inventions he created. We enjoyed an incredibly tasty lunch of fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, biscuits & cornbread, and some to-die-for peach cobbler at Michie’s Tavern. We took a long ride to DC and spent some time at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. We had dinner at Union Station and finally checked into our hotel. We’re getting in bed early tonight to prepare for a full day. Our plan for tomorrow is to visit the Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, Arlington Cemetery and maybe a Smithsionian museum. I guess I better wrap this up so I can keep up!
We just finished a delicious meal at Michie’s Tavern after touring Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Now we’re on our way to DC. I’ll have a full wrap-up of today’s events later, but enjoy some pics from our adventures!
Today was our first full day on the trip, and we were still a little tired from waking up so early yesterday! We started the morning at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. We learned how historians discovered the original site where John Smith and the others built the Jamestown site. We then made our way to Colonial Williamsburg. We broke up into several groups and visited various sites where living historians described what life was really like in the 1700s. Just imagine no electricity, no central heating and chamber pots! We visited the wig maker, silversmith, apothecary, the jail and learned how to play some colonial games. We also learned about colonial government. Mr. Burdett stole a horse and faced a trial. He was convicted by the jury, but the judge was lenient, and he was spared from being hanged.
We’ll travel to Monticello tomorrow morning and end the day in our nation’s capital. The kids are behaving well AND learning a lot! Here are some of the best pics from today.
We just finished up at Jamestown and are headed to lunch at Colonial Williamsburg. It was a little chilly this morning, but the weather is beautiful! More details and pictures from our adventures this morning later today!