We’re are in Washington, DC with 65 of our Seniors from the class of 2009 and had a super busy day. The trip was smooth, the kids have been great and the weather is perfect. The only downside is that the city is PACKED with tourists. Where’s the recession everyone is talking about?
I know some of you are frustrated with my blog website right now. I’m having a host problem of some sort. It is taking an extrodinarily long time for the site to connect. If you wait long enough (which you know by now or you wouldn’t be reading this), it eventually loads, but the wait is maddening. We’re working to get it fixed.
If you want to follow the kids through the day with text updates, you can “friend” me on facebook or Twitter (@danburrell) and I’ll update that throughout our trip.
Here are some photos from today’s journey….
Waiting for our luggage at Reagan National Airport after a quick 2 hour flight. The skies were clear so the kids got a great view of the city as we landed alongside the Potomac.
We are using two, very new tour buses to get around the city. The kids have as much fun on the buses as they do off the buses.
Our first stop was the mall area and the Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum. Both places were packed with Memorial Day tourists and lots of school groups. We were scheduled to go the National Archives next, but the 2 hour plus wait was too much for our schedule, so instead, we headed to the White House for an exterior look. We go inside on Friday.
This is me with my own “personal” senior….my daughter, Megan, who turns 18 on Thursday. I was able to take her older brother on his senior trip and I’m really glad I get to be an “administrator/chaperone” for her senior trip as well. We’re standing, of course, in front of the White House.
Next, it was off to World-Famous Phillip’s Seafood Buffet where they lost some serious money on some of our guys who ate plate after plate of crab legs and other great seafood.
At the end of the day, we were off to the races…go-cart racing that is and there was some NASCAR like action as we worked off the last bit of energy before heading to our hotel. We arrived there at about 11:00 and by midnight, everyone was settled in. Tomorrow, we start off at the Museum of American History and end with a baseball game with the Washington Nationals in their new stadium.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more updates.