Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My trip to Washington DC Part 1

My trip to Washington DC was more fun than I imagined. My sister and I started out tired and early (about 5:30) on the morning of October 2nd, 2010. After 1 hour in a car, and 1 hour inside the airport, we finally got onto the plane! Since it was my first time on the plane, I was a little nervous how it would be. But it turned out fine! Besides it being really loud, and your ears popping every time you opened your mouth from the pressure, it wasn't too bad. After we landed, and got our bags, my sister's boyfriend met up with us, and took us on a grand tour of DC! We walked everywhere.
 My sister's boyfriend (I'll call him Al from now on), or Al, works around DC, and has been there several times. So we began our tour after traveling in a train for a long-ish time. 
This is a Chinese Pagoda. Purtay cool right?
First we started out in Chinatown. 

Then walked on toward the National archives, passing the Art museum on the way.  

We passed several sites
The International Spy Museum, very cool! :)
Random cool looking type place
Another random cool looking place... with Pillars!
The capitol from a distance
On the way, we walked into an art garden. With lots of random "art". :)
I have no idea what this is
Some huge spider
And they payed How much for this?!
 And then, we finally reached the National Archives. It was wonderful. I got to the the original Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and even the Magna Carta! It's amazing how just some paper and ink can make up a nation. 
My sister and "Al" walking into the National Archives :)
I think this is a letter from George Washington, or some such national hero. :)
We then walked on into the Air and Space Smithsonian museum. I have never been inside a Smithsonian, so it was pretty cool.  First we went to the IMAX showing of Hubble 3D, it was amazing, of course! 
A cool picture of "Art" going inside the Air and Space
All of us inside the IMAX theater, having fun! :)
So, I don't have much room, and I don't really want to make this such a huge post, so I will cut it short. :) You will have to come back soon to get the next part! (Oh no! you cry, Why did she have to do that??) Because I'm heartless, that's why.  (*evil laugh*)   Ok bye!

P.S. click on the blue words in this post, to view some funny pictures. (they represent the word you clicked on) So, do it!
P.P.S. Byeee!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Washington DC, Here I come! And Another Blog to Read

Tomorrow I am leaving for Washington DC. And you know what the most exciting part is?? I'll be traveling there by plane! :) I have never traveled anywhere by plane, so this will be a new experience. And of course, I've never been to Washington DC before either.
I intended to go to the beach the first time I traveled by plane, but since that isn't happening, I think Washington DC is a good substitute. Have you ever gone there? I will be taken on a tour by a friend of all of Washington. I hope to see at least some of the great landmarks.
I might have some stories and pictures when I come back. How about you all share a story or some pictures too? Just comment if you want. :)

    Also, I wanted you all to know. My brother has a blog! Most of you probably already know, and I meant to post about it sooner, but now I finally am. :)  He is almost as funny as I am, but not quite. Enjoy his blog here: .