Everyone was giddy with excitement when the trip began. There was bubbly chatter floating throughout the bus and we all were getting along quite well.
|Myself and Ryann|
|Elise and Kailyn|
|And of course, Jordan (Ryann's dad, our chaperon, is in the background in the orange shirt.)|
That made the next morning a little difficult for some of us to wake up, but Gettysburg was a great stop. The museum was impressive.
|This is just a small sampling of what was there.|
|Elise was playing with the classic ball and cup; and failing miserably.|
|Evan just being Evan. (He's impossible to describe.)|
|What an uncanny resemblance! ;)|
|Mr. Higgins, one of the chaperons and our calculus teacher, was less than thrilled about being photographed, but we insisted. :)|
|Such a cute town :)|
|One of the battle sites|
|This guy was awesome. :)|
|The guide informed us that a family of eight children lived in that tiny, little house. I can't even imagine.|
Once we reached the capital, we were constantly moving. Our days were jam-packed with activities such as going on tours visiting the Capital Building, the Washington Monument, the Pentagon Memorial, the Newseum, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Library of Congress and countless others. The trip was exhausting but entirely worth it.
|inside of the Capital Building|
|This picture was especially unique with how well the landmarks lined up with the moon.|
|We went to a 4-D movie at the Newseum.|
|This was an actual piece of one of the Twin Towers after 9-11.|
|A giant cockroach we found...just after eating there. :/|
|Ryann's dad is too cool. :)|
|What a rebel ;)|
|The Library of Congress (absolutely gorgeous!)|
|The White House...obviously|
|Elise sleeping on the way home in her newest purchase, the panda hat :)|
I'm grateful that our class was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel together. We learned a little more about our teachers, each other, and most importantly, our nation's history. It was an unforgettable expedition.