Happy Tuesday! Time for part two of my Washington DC recap. This time it’s all about the site seeing!
This was my first trip to DC so I wanted to see everything (which is basically not possible since DC is so flipping big!). So…photo dump time!
First trip to the White House – went there the first night we arrived in DC. I thought it was cool to see it lit up at night, though it was much smaller than I thought it would be!
On the steps at the National Archives – didn’t end up going in to see the Declaration of Independence because the line was too long, but maybe next time!
Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Dress at the Museum of American History – it was gorgeous!
#whitehouseselfie – hanging out in the park by the White House, people watching and such.
At the Pentagon Memorial – a sad place to visit.
At Arlington Cemetery. We ended up arriving too late, so I only saw the cemetery from outside the fences. Some students went back and said it was a great experience, so this will definitely be on my list of things to do next time I head to DC!
At the US Capitol Building. We got to meet with Wisconsin Sentator Tammy Baldwin (really, really briefly) and also sat in on a Senate hearing. It was cool to see the space that is on TV on CSPAN in person, but to be honest, I had a hard time paying attention for the whole thing!
Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldin! #yesimbeingcreepy
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to adequately put into words how I felt at the Holocaust Museum. We started our trip there by speaking with Gideon, a Holocaust survivor, who told us his story. We then went into the museum. I went through on my own – by the time I was threw, I felt sickened and saddened and disgusted by everything I saw. I’ll never understand what it was like to live during that time, but to read what people were face to go through – there are just no words.
The Supreme Court. Such a beautiful building!
Outside Georgetown Cupcakes – we waited in line for about 40 minutes for a cupcake. And let me tell you – totally worth it! I had the Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Crumble cupcake. OMGOMGOMG.
At the Museum of Natural History. Probably my favorite museum overall. I totally geeked out over all of the dinosaurs – I also have a silly post coming for you later this week as a result of this geeking out!#ilovedinosaurs #noshame
The Washington Monument, which was unfortunately under construction.
The Wisconsin stone at the World War II Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial. Can we talk about how beautiful the sky was? I took Saturday morning to myself and walked the length of the National Mall. It was a long walk, but it was about 65 degrees and gorgeous out. The absolute definition of the perfect day!
Lincoln up close – any Badgers out there who understand my want to sit on his lap?!?!?! #OnWisconsin!
Again. Just a beautiful day. And so many people out too!
Hanging out with some students at the outdoor Sculpture Garden.
Ice skating! Yup, I went ice skating in the Sculpture Garden when it was 65 degrees out. It was so much fun! I can’t believe I didn’t wipe out (seriously, I thought I was going to break an ankle!). I’ve never been outdoor ice skating before, so it was really special to be able to do so in DC!