We had to check out of our hotel first thing this morning and load the bus we will be traveling home in. Then we boarded another bus for a full day of touring before we start heading home. Everyone is very tired at this point. It’s been a tough but fun week. Most of us are also eager to get home and see our loved ones. There are just a few more things we need to do before we head home such as touring the White House. Next we toured the National Archives. Here we saw the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. We also toured Ford’s Theatre. Ford’s Theatre is where President Lincoln was assassinated, and then they took him across the street to the Peterson House where he died. We finished up our site seeing and some last minute souvenir purchases at the Hard Rock Café and other souvenir stores. The final tour was the Washington National Cathedral. The cathedral is a beautiful building rich in history. We returned to our hotel to board our bus we are coming home in. Now it is time to get settled for a long night of riding on the bus. Tonight we will not stop at a hotel; hopefully we will get some rest on the bus.
Here’s what today’s bloggers had to say:
Cameron is Beauregard’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was seeing in person the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They are the most powerful documents in the world.
His least favorite part of the day was realizing that I would be leaving behind a part of my life and my new friends.
Today’s activities taught Cameron that friendship, however short, is the most remarkable thing in the world.
Cameron would like to say to his loved ones back home that I miss you and I can’t wait to see you.
Cameron’s final comment about today was the National Cathedral rivals only the Capitol Rotunda in beauty.
Andrew is ALEC’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was getting back to the Hotard.
His least favorite part of the day was going through security like 5 times.
Today’s activities taught Andrew that the Declaration of Independence is rally short.
Andrew would like to say to his loved ones back home that I miss yall!
Andrew also drew us a pirate face saying, “Argg!”
Lance is Rick’s son sponsored by ALEC:
His favorite part of the day was seeing the White House.
His least favorite part of the day was going through security.
Today’s activities taught Lance that my friends are DORKS!
Lance would like to say to his loved ones back home that I’m having fun and making a lot of friends.
Devin is Addie’s godchild sponsored by ALEC:
His favorite part of the day was Ford Theatre and heading home.
His least favorite part of the day was trying to stay awake.
Today’s activities taught Devin that just because the store has a 3 for $10 deal it does not include all the items in the store.
Devin would like to say to his loved ones back home that I’m having a great time, and I can’t wait to get home. Also Mom and Dad, I love ya and tell the puppies that I love them too.
To view our pictures from today go to the link below. Photo Gallery: http://youthtour.smugmug.com/2010-Youth-Tour Note: Today’s pictures will not go up until we return home because my internet signal is too week while traveling on the bus.