DC is an amazing city, with so much to see and do, and much of it free.
We drove about 1,600 miles, took over 90,000 steps, climbed 170 flights of stairs, visited 32 sites, and walked 42 miles, averaging over 8 miles a day - more than the distance from Maple Street Park to the ECHO Center downtown! We hope the students learned a lot, or at the very least, how to walk on the right side of the sidewalk!
-Night time trolley tour around the city and viewing of illuminated monuments
-Changing of the guard and JFK Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery
-Seeing where Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre
-Guided tours of FDR, MLK, Jefferson, Lincoln, WWII, Vietnam, and Korean War Memorials
-Library of Congress tour
-Paddle boating on the Tidal Basin on a sunny, 80 degree day
-Smithsonian American History, Natural History, Air and Space, and Art Museums
-White House tour
-Finding and posing for a picture on Vermont Avenue
-Meeting Senator Leahy at the Capitol and talking all things Batman and mental health
-A funny, interactive production of "Shear Madness" at the Kennedy Center
-U.S. Capitol tour
-Delicious dinners at Ben's Chili Bowl, Carmine's, and Thunder Grill
-Scavenger hunt at the Newseum
-Going undercover at the International Spy Museum
-Hot breakfasts, a cool pool, and comfy beds at our hotel in Chantilly, Virginia
A huge thank you to all of our chaperones who volunteered their time and sanity to accompany us and keep us all safe and cared for!
It was a pleasure getting to know each and every student and parent involved through registration, meetings, fundraising, and of course the trip itself. If you get the chance, we encourage you to visit our nation's capital!
Check out all of the pictures from our trip at https://ejindc2015.shutterfly.com/pictures.