Come to DC With Me: Day 4

You’ve now reached the end of my little series documenting my trip to Washington DC. The trip came to an end much too soon, and I can’t wait to go back. But the final day was another busy one for us. We finished visiting the monuments and memorials on the National Mall. We visited the Holocaust Museum. We finished the trip with the National Archives and the Newseum. The best part of this final video is that I give my thoughts on the entire trip as we’re driving to the airport. These are my thoughts just as I was thinking them.

Now watch! And thanks for visiting DC with me! Back to normal programming tomorrow.

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Come to DC With Me: Day 2

Day 2 in DC was a lot better than day 1. No rain. No getting planes. Nothing but seeing some of the sights. Day two was the longest of the four days we spent in DC. We supposedly walked some 13 miles and spent over 14 hours out seeing things. Library of Congress. Lincoln Memorial. Washington Monument. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Korean War Veterans Memorial. National Air and Space Museum. Museum of American History, It was the quite the day, and I have the video evidence to show for it.

The first 4:25 of the video is clips from the various places and monuments we visited. The rest of the video is me talking about everything we visited and how it all impacted me. I don’t expect you to watch the whole thing, or even the majority of it, but during the second half of the video I really get personal with my thoughts on everything I’m seeing. I edited minimally to give you a greater glimpse into how the trip has affected me.

Now watch! Maybe just a little bit? 🙂

Sorry I’m out of focus, guys. No one behind the camera for me.

Something Incredibly Exciting!

No, I didn’t get a few thousand words of my new story down on paper yet. It’s even more exciting than that. MUCH more exciting.

Last night I did something I’d never done before. *gulp* I booked my first trip! I’ve told some of you all that I’ve never really done any traveling, right? Cause I haven’t. I’ve been on a plane once and I’ve visited only two major cities outside of Texas. Chicago (where the plane I was on landed) and Orlando when I went to Disney World so long ago that I hardly remember it.

Want the details? Yeah? Okay.

So the trip will happen May 23-26 of next year. I’m not sure if people usually plan trips that far in advance, but I’d rather have months of preparation than weeks. And it gives me time to keep saving like I have been. I’ll be visiting one of the cities I’ve wanted to visit since becoming an adult. Washington DC!

Here are the places and monuments I’d like to visit in an ideal world:

Library of Congress
Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial
World War 2 National Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
US Capitol
White House
Smithsonian Museum of American History
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
National Holocaust Museum

And if I somehow get through everything I want to see, then I wouldn’t mind spending half a day or so at Six Flags America. I’m so excited for this even though it’s almost six months away.

Of the places I mentioned I think I most want to see the Library of Congress. I mean, I might faint and die when I get inside, but at least I’d be surrounded by books! And it’d be the first time I get to check something off my Bookish Bucket List in forever!

Have you ever visited Washington DC? Do you remember your first trip on your own?