We started off by waking up at 6 a.m. Sunday, which felt pretty early. We had a quick breakfast, and then headed to Gettysburg Battlefield Visitors Center. We watched an action-packed film and went to cyclorama, a 300 ft. long picture with a narrator, about the Battle at Gettysburg.

After that, we explored the museum and were amazed by some the old artifacts. Many of our group was disgusted by some of the brutal medical instruments used during the Civil War.

When we left the museum and went to eat at McDonald's or KFC, whichever you chose. After a quick meal, we took a tour around the historic town of Gettysburg. Our tour guide was great about bringing the town to life as we looked at all the old cannons and battle sites.

After our time at Gettysburg, we made our way to Washington, D.C. We ate at the Old Country Buffet, which was great. Right after we got done eating we took the bus to a hotel called Arlington Court Suites, which is by far the nicest hotel we have ever stayed in.

After everyone was settled in to the hotel, we started a tour of memorials around Washington D.C. They were all really cool to see. There was the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Reflection Pool, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, and our favorite, the Lincoln Memorial, mostly because it is so big and had hidden things in it.

Some people say that Abe Lincoln is holding his hands in sign language A and L. It is also said that General Lee’s face is in the back of Abe’s head looking towards Arlington, and, we will testify to both of those. To end our great day, we went back to the hotel and got some much needed sleep.

Monday’s events include FRD Memorial, Fords Theatre, Pentagon tour, Arlington National Cemetery, and an exciting evening performance of "Shear Madness" at the Kennedy Center.


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