Jo and I went to Washington D.C. ! We had a lot of fun and visited many intriguing places. We drove straight from New York , New York to Washington D.C. in one day, it was only 174.82 miles there, and took about three hours. We listened to Christmas songs on the radio all the way there.
Jo was very exited to to see the J.F.K. center so we went there first. We got a free tour and went to the gift store. At the gift store I bought a blue guitar tie for $30 (for Mr. Ridgway) and a Nutcracker Book CD for myself, it cost $15. Jo bought a Kennedy Center bag for $30. “My favorite part was the west roof trance because you could see the beautiful river and feel like your soaring. It was brilliant!”
We were practically famished by then and decided to go to the Hard Rock Café. We had just sat down to eat when we saw Alicia with Marilyn M. unfortunately we only got to talk for a little bit because they were off to more sight seeing and our food had just arrived, it would be nice to see them again in San Francisco. We ate then moved on to our next destination, Ford’s theater. It had self guided tours and was free. It was an eerie felling knowing that a great president had been shot there.
After Ford’s theater we checked out the monuments! The first monument we went to was the Washington Monument , then the Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. At the Washington Monument we found a cool post card and we also found a really spectacular Harry Potter stamp with Hedwig on it. We wanted to visit the white house but we need to have gotten permission from our member of congress.
We were very tired and decided that we should go to our hotel. We stayed at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The hotel was really pretty and it was a shame we couldn’t go into the pool because it was so cold. We talked about our road trip so far. Jo loved the Kennedy center while I said that Times Square , from yesterday, was the best part. We also planned out our next stop, Los Vegas! We figure it will take about four days till we can get to Los Vegas, because of the 600 miles per day rule. Can’t wait till Jo and I get there!
-Samantha Sholtes J