Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Trip to Washington, DC

This is a picture of me with a WWII Veteran Frank Matthews at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.    Frank talked to us about how he was a private in the Marine Corps during WWII.  He fought at Iwo Jima and shared some battle stories with us.  He also talked to us about some of the museum pictures and pointed himself out to us two times.  I'd have to say that I'd like to go back there again.

I rode the Metro.  This was my number one favorite thing.  I rode all the lines on the last night there. I also found out about the silver line expansion.  I rode the blue line, the yellow line, the red line, the orange line, and the green line.   We used the Metro to go to the places that we wanted and at the end of the day to go back to the hotel which was a Comfort Inn in Springfield, VA. 

The National Zoo was a great sensation and experience.  The animals were actually awake and they actually did stuff.  Everything was amazing including the lions which were awake and roared.  When I saw the tigers they were half asleep but still staring at me.  I would have to say that the Pacific Octopus was also really cool.  We were disappointed that the Giant Pandas were asleep.

The river otters were really cool too.

On the day we arrived, we went to George Washington's Mount Vernon. I got to stand less than 5 ft from him and his wife.  Well from the Crypt.

The pictures with me with all the statues and the stars are from the WWII Memorial.Thank you for looking in on my trip.