Friday, May 23, 2008

Washington D.C. in a Whirlwind

We arrived in our nation’s capital very late last evening, but we were still able to visit the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials (along with a gazillion school children). We also spent some time in Union Station for a late dinner and a look see.

Today we ventured out to Arlington National Cemetary and the U.S. Capitol building. Tomorrow we will motor over to the Naval Academy in Annapolis to witness a special young lady marry a recent graduate (today) of the academy in the chapel on the Naval Academy grounds. Tonight we are having dinner with the young lady’s two brothers. Both young men are currently serving their country. I’ve written about them before.

Pictures? Oh my, do I have pictures! Unfortunately, the connection in my hotel isn’t cooperating with my computer as well as I would like for it to, so we might just have to wait until next week for visuals….but why am I saying this? You already know I’m going to tell you all about all of the interesting things I’ve done and seen. That’s how I roll around here, isn’t it?

In the meantime until I get to post more visit the education carnival to see what is going on in the education blogosphere. The carnival is currently posted over at Teacher in a Strange Land.

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5 comments:

babilonia61 said...

I love this kind of post, they are post lived. Excellent.
Rino, from Italy.

M-Dawg said...

Happy to hear you are having a wonferful time in DC.

Can't wait to see the pics.

I would love to go back - I was there in May 1985 (I was in 8th grade)! :-)

As a History teacher, I know that I would appreciate everything in DC so much more now.

EHT said...

Yes, Babilonia61...I agree. I like posts that relate closest to real life in real time over content, content, content. I just need to get out more, so I can share. My trips certainly become fertile ground for me to share things with you, and they also serve as tools to regenerate my love of history.

Hi M-Dawg. I hope the end of your year is going well. I came to D.C. in the 7th grade, and while I left with several impressions of the memorials and the city itself I must say that I am getting more out of the trip this time around.

Mz Diva said...

I just wanted to say that your blog rocks! So many great resources for teaching history or historical reading content. Have a great trip with the students and I hope you get best educational blog.
Peace,
Diva

MaryAnn said...

My 8th Graders and I just came back from D.C. on Friday. I'm still worn out from the trip but already planning next years'. It was a great time, but yes a whirlwind of activity. The kids had a great time and were moved by so much of our history, and by the sacrifice of our soldiers. Several were moved to tears at the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Vietnam Memorial and the Korean Memorial.