Last summer my family and I traveled to the east coast for a historical vacation. We traveled from Washington D.C, to Pennsylvania, and finally to New York. While we were in Washington D.C.
we had the opportunity to visit a great number of the Smithsonians. I really enjoyed the American History Smithsonian and also the Natural History Smithsonian. Another place in Washington D.C.
that I really enjoyed was the National Mall. Seeing all the monuments was a very enjoyable experience, even though after we had walked the whole mall, my feet were very tired! A very moving experience for me was going to Arlington Cemetary to witness the changing of the guard. I was shocked to see how many white markers there were for the soldiers.
It really helped me see how many people had died to keep this country safe. After Washington D.C. my family traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
There I was able to go and see all the famous landmarks from the Revolutionary War. I really enjoyed going to Independance Hall to witness were the Declaration of Independance was signed. Another place I really enjoyed visiting was the Constitution Center.
The show ‘We Are The People’ was really moving. The Ben Franklin Institute was also a very fun and interesting place to go. The egyptian exhibit was on display and I enjoyed that a lot.
Of course, since we were in Philadelphia, we had to go the the Hershey Factory and load up on chocolate. In New York, we didn’t really see anything historical, but we went to the Broadway show ‘The 25th Annual Putnum County Spellingbee,’ and that was hilarious. We went to Time Square to see all the lights, and Wall Street to see the big bull.
We also went to Canal Street where I got some great deals on sunglasses and bags. I really enjoyed my trip back east with my family. I was able to learn a lot and I grew really close to my parents and brother.
If I ever had the chance, I would definetly go back to the east coast and take this trip all over again.
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