We’re in DC! Hey this is Brianna, Brenna, Preston and Val, and we flew into DC last night with Jenn and Steve. We’re staying at an awesome hotel near the White House and we have gorgeous views. It’s for sure the nicest hotel any of us have ever stayed in. And even though the weather is kinda crummy, it’s still way warmer than when we left Minneapolis, so we’re happy.
Today was our only day to sightsee, so we started out early. We walked to breakfast and then hit the Washington Monument, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Holocaust Museum. The monuments and memorials were all really touching, especially the Korean War Memorial. The Holocaust Museum is so big that we didn’t have time to finish the whole permanent exhibition, but it was profound. We lit candles for Anne Frank in the Hall of Remembrances.
We’re back at the hotel now, getting ready for a media event with the birds and Rick Huisinga. Gotta run, but we’ll send another blog after the ceremony tomorrow!