I returned from a wonderful, but exhausting trip to Washington D.C. last weekend. I came back mentally refreshed, but physically tired. I'm going to put up a few of my D.C. pictures here.
Tomorrow we will be planting our Brassica Rapa plants. It's such a fun and exciting thing for my students, and with this being my third time through the process, I'm hoping I'll be more confident and comfortable with it (I have a black thumb).
Here are some vacation pictures.
|There were two highlights to the trip. The first was going onto the House of Representative chamber floor in the capitol, the second was the night time tour we took. The monuments have a whole different beauty and feel to them at night.|
|Not bad for a hand held night scene. You can just see the capitol's dome to the right of the Washington Monument.|
|It was raining by the time we got to the new MLK memorial. This happened to be the anniversary of his death. I loved this memorial. It was very inspiring.|
|The capitol on a very cold morning, but it sure looks nice!|
|It was too cold for the cherry blossoms to fully blossom, but by our last day, we caught a few blossoms. There were several signs of spring around the town, especially when it finally warmed up on our last day.|
|This is a really cool spiral staircase at the Supreme Court.|
|The Pentagon's 911 Memorial. Pictures don't do it justice. It's an experience.|
|Daytime shot of the MLK memorial. There are quotations all around it with his inspiring words.|
|Mount Vernon, George Washington's home. I knocked on the door, but no one answered. LOL|