Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We are home!

We are home from D.C.!

Let me tell you what we did this past weekend.

We arrived at my aunt and uncle's house Friday night. We had dinner, and we watched a movie on their new 3D TV.

Saturday was not too busy. We drove through downtown Frederick, MD with my aunt and uncle, and also stopped at two Cival War Battlefields. That night, after dinner, we went to Rita's - a place that sells frozen custard. The custard was tasty!

Sunday was busier. We went to the International Spy Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. My favorite thing at the Museum of Natural History was the butterfly pavilion. That was fun!

On Monday, we left my aunt and uncle's house, and drove to Baltimore. We saw the harbor there. We flew home from Baltimore that night.

We had a good trip! Thanks for visiting my blog during our trip! If you would like to continue reading my blog, I will be posting some this summer!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

More on Washington D.C.

We are in Maryland! We are visiting my aunt and uncle.

Yesterday we visited the Library of Congress, and the Air and Space Museum. At the Library of Congress, we saw the Gutenberg Bible. We also saw Thomas Jefferson's book collection.
At the Air and Space Museum, there are two sections of the building. One section is about Airplanes, the other is about Space. We mainly visited the Space section.

Since I haven't posted much about this past week, let me tell you a little more.

On Tuesday, we visited the White House and the Museum of American History. We stood in line to get into the White House for more than an hour, and we were only in the house for about 20-25 minutes. Although we were in the house for a short time, it is still a privilege to be able to go. My favorite room was the East Room. This room is sometimes used as a ball room, is a golden color, and has fancy chandeliers.
At the Museum of American History, we saw cool items such as President Lincoln's top hat and pocket watch, and the actual flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the war of 1812.

On Wednesday, we met our Senators, and took a tour of the Capitol Building. Our tour guide was an intern for one of our Senators. This tour was nearly a private tour as it was our family and one other lady and our tour guide. A cool thing we learned on our tour of the Capitol had to do with a statue of President Ronald Regan. This is a life-size metal statue of Ronald Regan, with a base that he is standing on. In the base, there is a layer of rock. This rock is pieces of the Berlin Wall.

It seems like we got the most accomplished on Thursday. That morning, we visited and took a tour of the Pentagon Building.  After that, we took a bus tour. One of the bus stops is at the Lincoln Monument, so we stopped there. We could see the Washington Monument from many places including the Lincoln Monument, and we also saw the Jefferson Memorial from the bus. Another stop on the bus route is near the WWII Memorial, so we also stopped there. We then stopped at the Museum of National Archives. There we saw the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Washington D.C.

We were in Washington D.C. last week!  Our first day was Tuesday, and we left for Frederick, Maryland yesterday evening.  We will probably visit D.C. once more before we leave for home.  When we were in D.C., we visited the White House, the Capitol Building, the Museum of American History, the Pentagon, the Museum of National Archives, the Library of Congress, and one of the Air and Space Museums. We have either seen or actually visited: the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the and Jefferson Memorial.

Here are some pictures that were taken on Wednesday and Thursday:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Williamsburg, Virginia

Five pictures in the Governor's Palace Gardens.
The following two pictures are of the Wythe gardens taken from inside the Wythe House, and a picture of the Guest Room.

Saturday in Virginia

Saturday was a busy day. In the morning, we went to a place called Bodo's Bagels to get bagels for breakfast! I got a cinnamon raisin bagel with honey and butter. It was good.

We visited President James Monroe's house. James Monroe was the fifth president of the United States. Part of the original house was burned in a fire, but it has been added on to (as is in the picture here - this part of the house is not original), and has been somewhat restored. There is one huge tree that stands in the yard of the Monroe house. It is over 200 years old, and was there when the Monroes lived there. It is the only tree that has been there that long. If that tree could talk, it could tell us so many things!

We also visitied a place called Michie Tavern. We ate a colonial lunch of fried chicken, green beans, cole slaw, etc. at the restaurant. After lunch, we took a tour of the boarding house where travelers would stay. The tour guide even taught us a colonial dance!

After Michie Tavern, we took a short stop at an apple orchard that is located on top of a mountain. This picture shows some of the beautiful scenery that could be seen from the mountain.

This is a picture of the tree that stands in front of Monroe's house.

Friday, May 14, 2010


We are in Virginia! We left Baltimore this morning, and arrived here this afternoon.  We are staying with friends, in a little town near Charlottesville, VA.

We visited Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, today.  For some of his home, he used ideas from Roman and French architecture and implemented them into the house.  Today, the structure is over 200 years old, and 60% of the items in the house are originals.

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, the Statute of Virginia, and founded what is now the University of Virginia.   He died exactly 50 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed - July 4, 1826.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Journey Begins

We are now in Baltimore!  We left our house today, and flew to Maryland - our first destination on the East Coast.  We will leave here tomorrow and head to Virginia where we will be spending the next four days.  

Please check back soon for more posts!  :)  


Monday, May 3, 2010

A Poem I Wrote Called "Writing a Poem"

A poem can be hard to write;

It also can be grand.

Write about a soaring kite,

Or pencil in your hand.

A poem can be filled with thrill,

With fights or journeys long.

A poem can be sweet and still,

With words of love to ponder on.

Make sure your poem isn’t dull,

And boring to read, too.

Your poem can be meaningful,

It’s all up to you.

So write a poem and have some fun,

Before you know it, you’ll be done!