Friday, May 3, 2013

Our trip to Washington D.C!

In the month of March, the upper graders took a trip to Washington D.C! On March 10th, 5:00am, all of us rushed to the airport because we were supposed to be there by 5:30 am.  It was really fun greeting all the Hillwood students walking through the door. Oliver and his parents were nice enough to drive Anya to the San Francisco International Airport. After everyone arrived, we got our boarding passes and we headed to the gate. We went to gate 86. Because Mrs.Grantz owed all of us Tully's for our Current Science, she bought us something of our choice except coffee at Peet's. Someone was nice enough to trade their seats with me so I, Asiana, could sit with a friend. When we got onto the plane, it felt like it was night time. After we landed, I felt like we had to go to bed, but, surprisingly, after we landed it was the afternoon. A few hours later we went to have dinner. For dinner we had tacos. After dinner we had an orientation where we discussed what we would be doing throughout the trip. The second  day we went went to the World War II memorial.
Every time we would arrive in our destination we would meet in our groups and discuss what time we were supposed to meet back up in our groups. First when we met up in our workshops we would talk a little about the history of the destination we were in. We had something called student notebooks. The student notebooks were basically study guides that we took history notes in. Many of the people from the program didn't like the student notebooks because it was basically school work.
We all went to so many places I don't know where to start. The most exciting sight I saw with my own eyes was the White House. I was a little sad about not being able to actually go inside, but it was still  fun actually standing in front of the building.
Claire P. said she thought the Air and Space museum was the best and she also also enjoyed the Arlington National Cemetery.
 In my personal opinion I really enjoyed the meals breakfast, lunch and, dinner. For breakfast we would go into this ballroom and have a buffet. For lunch we usually got these vouchers that let us go to certain restaurants and get different foods. We would have a certain time we were supposed to meet up in our workshops. After we ate lunch, we had spare time we could go walk around the mall we ate in.  The same thing happened at dinner time. Sometimes at dinner we would go to a bigger mall. After dinner we would go back into our hotel and discuss in our workshops what we did that day. Everyday was very tiring but I would say it was worth it!

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