When I was thirteen, my family decided to take a trip to Washington DC. It was an extended family trip, with aunts and uncles. We were staying across the river from DC, in Arlington, Virginia. We were staying in this awesome hotel in a three bedroom suite. Me and my mom got the couch and roll away cot. My uncle has a hearing aid, but he would never put it in. So until midnight and then again at six in the morning, we would hear the tv blaring in the living room (where we were sleeping). So, that was not a good trip. Then, we decided to walk around DC instead of taking a taxi or a bus.
My oldest aunt is in her sixties. She needed to stop every couple of feet. That wasn't so bad, but still she would not break down and get a scooter or anything. I love art, and I love looking at art. So, to accommodate me, we went to an Asian Art museum not far from the Smithsonian museum. My second oldest aunt decided to say that all art looks the same. I replied by pointing out that on scroll had a tree, while the other had a house. Therefore, they are different.
After that, I suggested we go to the National Art museum. My family vetoed this idea by saying that my one uncle wanted to see Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. So we walked, and walked, and walked. The whole way to the other side of the city, to find this wax museum. We even stopped right in front of the National Art museum… And then we walked around it. Now, Madame Tussaud's is fun, I'll admit that. But do I still wish I had seen the National Art museum instead? Yes.
While we were in DC, we also visited the Holocaust Museum. It had just opened. When you first arrived, you received a little passport type thing, with a person from the Holocaust. At the end, you find out if they lived or not. The museum was quiet, but you could sense everyone's emotions without them having to express it. It was very emotional, informative, and at the same time, it was really wonderful. It's a very nice museum.
The adventure in DC ended with a bang. Motion sickness in the Air and Space museum, dinner on the top floor of a hotel, overlooking DC, a two story Barnes and Nobles, and a very fun time with my family.
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