Quarter Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Happy and giddy, yet nervous, I Â remember walking off the bus into the Capitol of America. While at PatrickHenryCollegeâ€™s Strategic Intelligence Camp our leaders took a half-day to visit the backbone of the United States power.
Happy and giddy, yet nervous, I remember walking off the bus into the Capitol of America. While at
First we visited the
Amidst the heat, bugs, and fatigue, I still marveled at the fact that I was in the Nations capitol. All around, laughter emanated from my group. Jokes cracked, memories made, and friendships started as stories were shared about things that happened while inside the museum. After lunch, as we walked down “the mall” we made our way to the
We were able to snap some photos, but time was limited and after a brief stop we had to continued on. The
Walking past the monument truly inspired me. The sun, shining down on the tribute, made it a perfect picture spot. Awed, I captured a touch of its beauty in a few pictures. Nearby, a student called us over to stand up on a ledge.
As I peered up I saw the home of the President. Squealing with delight, I managed to make out the columns of the White House, even at quite a distance off. The last hours of the afternoon were slipping away, making the World War II monument our last stop.
Just like most of the visitors there, I hurried around until I found my state’s name,
I harbored mixed feelings as we marched back onto the bus. I knew many more monuments, museums, and history remained inside the city for me to discover. Gratefully, I realized that, I had been to the Capitol of the greatest country in the whole world. Proudly and resolutely, I vowed someday to return and take in the entire grandeur of
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