Saturday, March 24, 2007
DAY 2 - TRAVEL DAY TO D.C.
(From left top) Iwo Jima Memorial; Looking from Jefferson Memorial (bottom) The Capitol at Night
Day two was a busy travel day. First, an early flight beginning from LAX (L.A.) to ORD (Chicago). No problem on the flight. Next after about an hour of down time we caught our next flight into Reagan National Airport - Washington D.C.
After a quick metro ride we had dinner as a group...well half of the 22 of us due to the fact that the northern group was stuck in SFO (San Francisco) until 5:00pm (only 12 hours late). In short, the other half of our class will not arrive until 2 am tomorrow. Should be interesting for the northern half since our first class is scheduled for 6:45 am. Praise the Lord that there is a Starbucks right next door to the hotel.
After checking into the hotel and dinner we went on a Washington D.C. night tour. During the tour we saw the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam, WWII, Korean, and Iwo Jima memorial. We also went by the Supreme Court, National Archives, Kennedy Center, the Reagan Building and the White House.
Tomorrow our class will be visiting Gettysburg where a great battle of the American Civil War was fought. After the tour we will drive back to D.C. and we will have dinner with a congressman and take a tour of the U.S. Capitol (see the picture above).
Hope all is well back in California. Don't make too many changes to the house while daddy is gone! Until tomorrow,