Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I'm just a bill
Yes, I'm only a bill
And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill
Well, it's a long, long journey
To the capital city
It's a long, long wait
While I'm sitting in committee
But I know I'll be a law someday
At least I hope and pray that I will
But today I am still just a bill
~School House Rock
After the 6:30am wake up call and the 7:30am breakfast, we were on the bus and headed to Capitol Hill.
|Sunrise at the Capitol|
First we had the traditional group photo on the steps in front of the Capitol. Always a great souvenir of this trip. Then we headed around to the entrance of the building...
|Always a lot of security around this building :)|
|Here I am - in front of the "front" side of the Capitol...yes, I was a little chilly|
Once we arrived at the entrance to the Capitol, we went through security and got in line for a short video about the history of our country and then we started the tour of the capitol building.
|Everyone got their own set of headphones so that we could hear the tour guide talk. This way, several groups can be lead around the different rooms of the Capitol all at once without disturbing each other.|
|Matthew and his classmates listening intently in the statue room.|
One of the most beautiful rooms in the Capitol is the Rotunda...there are bronze statues of our founding fathers as well as...Ronald Reagan :)
And then there is the ceiling...the top of the dome. It is gorgeous!
|Here is the group learning about the Rotunda.|
|The front of the Washington's house.|
|The back of the house, which overlooks the Potomac River. It is a gorgeous view!|
|And here is the group...|
|We had great seats...down pretty low, behind 1st base.|
|Matthew sitting in the stands with his classmates...it was a little chilly that evening-hovering around 40 degrees (honestly, who goes to a baseball game in this cold weather? Hockey, I understand...but baseball?????)|
|Even though it was $1 hot dog night...the burger from Shake Shack was a hit!|
Until next time, remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!