Near the end of my junior year last school year, my English teacher assigned a grueling essay about electricity. I wasn’t looking forward to writing the essay, but when I found out that the prize for the contest was a free trip to
At the meeting before we left for
Our first stop on the trip was at the
The same day, we went to the Smithsonian Institute. I had no idea how many museums there were! My new friends and I had the chance to see the National Archives and the
The rest of our tour of D.C. was jam-packed with tours. We got to see George Washington’s house at
One day of our fun-filled getaway, we got to see the White House. It was awesome! I was lucky enough to even get a picture of a secret service agent walking the president’s dog! We also got to go to a really cool place in D.C. called the Newseum, which is a museum of journalism. On one night, we even got to see a Baltimore Orioles baseball game.
The most memorable day of the entire trip was when we got to meet with our Senators and Representatives and take a tour of the Capitol. The same day, we went to the Supreme Court building. It was a rainy day, and for some reason our forefathers had decided to make the stairs out of marble. Coming out of the building, I slipped and fell down the stairs. Although it hurt, it was one of the funniest moments of the whole trip!
My trip to
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