My Trip to Washington D.C. And New York
By: Karina Chavez
Since I was little my dream trip has always been to visit New York to See the twin towers and the Statue of Liberty in Manhattan. When I was fourteen years old I went to Washington D.C. and New York in an educational Tour trip with group of middle school students, from my school. We were twenty three people seven chaperons and twenty students. The trip lasted a week from June 6-10, 2006, the first three days we spent in D.C. We went to the various memorials such as Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam Korean memorials and other interesting places. We also went to World War two memorials, the Washington monument, and the holocaust memorial museum, Smithsonian’s, Arlington National Cemetery, the Capital Building, The Supreme Court and the White House. Washington was great! I learned so much from all the places we went. One of the most memorable places I will always remember was the Holocaust museum. This museum impacted me greatly, since it highlighted several scenes and incidents that occurred in Germany during the holocaust. The images, pictures, and furniture scenery certainly touched me; I was amazed at how Hitler committed such a massacre with so many people. When I arrived their I had no idea about Hitler, and the killing of so many Jewish ;despite that once I left that museum I know knew I had learned so much about Germany and Hitler I wouldn’t have known until I was in high school. The Smithsonian’s were also very attractive. There were several unique facts I learned all over specially those in the aeronautic museum were there were airplanes they used back in the 1930’s and 40’s and several astronaut’s aircraft and equipment they use out there in space. Lastly was the White House, its surroundings were great; I really enjoyed that tour around the Mansion especially the fresh air I breathed from the green there was.
On the other hand were the last three days in Manhattan, New York, there we went sightseeing in midtown, to the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and a Broadway performance of Beauty and The Beast. I personally loved the wax museum and the play as overall from the entire trip, they were my favorite. In the wax museum I had the opportunity to take pictures with several of my favorite actors, and celebrities along with some presidents. The Broadway Musical play was great, from the actors; to the sets everything was terrific. I was not distracted at all; it seemed as if I had seen the movie except actually at live. Furthermore in New York we went to see the statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island there I learned about how many immigrants came from Europe to New York and how they made the Statue of Liberty. In fact it was a gift the French gave to the United States back in the 1910’s.I really enjoyed the trip in the boat the entire group was exposed to the sea while going to the islands. From there we went to the world trade center where apparently ,the towers were not there anymore due to the 9/11 attack; however to me it was really intriguing to see that in such a little space of land, two, twin tall towers were there. I have to admit, this trip is, and will be memorable for the rest of my life I could not believe I was in New York, and especially at such a young age and the experience and knowledge will always be remembered in my memories and dreams.
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