With over 41 miles and 85,000 steps logged on one students' pedometer, it was both an aesthetics trip and an AEROBIC trip to D.C.! Thirty-three parents and students traveled together last week to our nations capital as part of our annual pilgrimage to either Washington, D.C. or New York City.
In five short days, these travelers experienced almost every corner of that great city. The war memorials, presidential memorials, and the amazing art and history museums all helped to make this trip unforgettable. The tour included a lecture inside the supreme court, and a guided tour of both the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress. Students and parents were awed by the performances of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Ballet Company, both of which took place at the Kennedy Center. A day was spent at Mount Vernon, George Washington's beautiful home on the Potomac river, and students were able to pay their respects at Arlington National Cemetery as they witnessed the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. With a great deal of sunshine and a trickle of rain from time to time, the trip received rave reviews from all in attendance.