Hoorah! I found the Washington D.C. pictures on my SD card! I have absolutely no idea as to why they went missing in for first place. Instead I feel overjoyed to have them back, safe from any random deleting or file corruption. I know my readers are (hopefully!) anxious to see them so… here they are! I took all photos with my camera phone.
Luckily the weather cooperated well with the trip. The temperature could have been a few degrees higher but it did not phase me very much.
We stopped first to visit Mt. Vernon, home of the first American president George Washington. Spiffy house, huh? I certainly think so! I love the gazebo-shaped extension on the roof.
These are the horse stalls inside Washington’s stable and carriage house. All are tie stalls, not box.
Enjoy a random –yet delightful- log floating in the Potomac river.
The extraordinarily tall Washington monument is pictured here. Notice the line where the stones change color? That’s the point where construction on the monument became postponed during the Civil War.
You guessed it! These are Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
Finally, home to the president of the United States, the White House. I took plenty more photos than these but the ones posted here are the best. Next year I certainly plan to take the trip again. Perhaps we’ll even visit Arlington Cemetery.
Last Friday I attended an action-packed visit to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., for a school field trip. In the city I saw many of the major monuments (mostly the ones I visited on the past trips with my family). These included Mt. Vernon, Lincoln memorial, two museums, and of course the blooming cherry blossoms! In one of the museums I saw the ruby slippers from the movie The Wizard of Oz. I also had my picture taken in front of the White House. I mentioned in my previous post that I would post the pictures taken during the trip in this post. Unfortunately, my camera card seems to have lost my pictures. I am very sorry about the mishap. Hopefully the pictures will turn up soon. If they ever do then I will post them, but currently they are not available.
On a happier note, today was spring play previews for the elementary school students. They appeared to like the preview and I hope they decide to show up for the performances this weekend! The first show is tomorrow evening and I cannot wait!
The good news this week started on Tuesday when I ran one of my best track meets ever. It started with an 800 relay which I feel I ran well in. Later on I finished second in the regular 800 meter event. After that I placed FIRST in the 2-mile race, my most difficult event! I felt wonderful after the meet which kept me in a positive mood throughout the rest of the week.
Another reason to raise excitement is the field trip to Washington DC this Friday. The trip is for students in French classes, which includes a good amount of my friends. I went to DC a few times before in my life, trips which contained memorable experiences. I remember meeting many pigeons, riding the subway, and meeting a police horse. War memorials, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial are obviously included as well. The gorgeous cherry blosson trees should be blooming during the visit. I plan to take pictures of them (along with other notable sights encountered on the trip). I will probably post a sample of my best pictures here.
Currently: 1-2 days until D.C . trip, a week and a half until spring play, and approximately a little over 2 weeks until the band trip to Boston! I can’t wait for any of these events!
P.S. The long bus ride gives me an excellent opportunity to finish writing my play. Look forward to more chapter releases soon.