Sunday, May 16, 2010

Washington D.C. and Boston!!!!

This year for spring break I went to Washington D.C. and Boston.  We took a car to the airport.   It was a short ride, only about 30 minutes long.  Our flight to Washington D.C. started at 9:15 A.M., and the flight was four hours and 22 minutes long. 

We flew over the Mississippi River and the Colorado River. We also flew over the Grand Canyon. 

When we were flying we were above the clouds. It was awesome!  All the clouds were below the plane we were in.  When there were no clouds we saw some snow on the mountains. The snow was in New Mexico. 

When we arrived in Washington DC a guy picked us up and took us to our hotel. 

Our hotel was named the Ritz Carlton

While we were in Washington D.C. we saw the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, World War ll Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the north and south side of the White House, the Smithsonian Museums, The Capitol, The Bureau of Printing and Engraving, the Cherry Blossoms, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. 

While in Washington DC we did a few tours. They were Monuments by Moonlight, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, and the US Capitol. The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is where they make and print our paper money. 

We walked, took taxis, and used the subways all the time. We had to walk a lot because when you go sightseeing most people walk. It was my first time on the subway and I loved it. 

Actually some famous people were staying in our hotel.  The cast of Glee was staying at our hotel, the hockey team the Boston Bruins, and the basketball team called the Golden State Warriors. It was awesome!!

Here are some pictures of the events that we did below!

Here is a picture of the White House. 

Here is a picture of the White House coffee cup. 

Here is a picture of the Washington Monument at night. Notice that it is reflecting on the Reflecting Pool!
Here is another picture of the Washington Monument, but it is in the day time. The Washington Monument is 555 feet tall!

Here are some pictures of the Lincoln Memorial! 

Here is a close up of Lincoln's face from the Lincoln Memorial. 

Here is a picture of the place Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech "I Have a Dream". Did you know that he gave his speech on the Lincoln Memorial.

Here are some pictures of stuff Lincoln owned. 

Here is a picture for Lincoln's top hat that he wore in office.

Here is a picture of Lincoln's watch.

Here is a picture of Lincoln's hand compared to mine. His hand is so big because his hand is swollen. It is swollen because he was shaking so many people's hand.

Here is a picture of Lincoln's suit that he wore in office.

Here are some pictures of the Capitol Building. 

Here is a picture of the Capitol Building at sunset.

Here is a picture of the roof of the Capitol Building.

Here is a picture of the ruby slippers Dorothy used from the move the Wizard of Oz. 

You might recognize this statue because he was in the movie Night of the Museum 2. Did you see that movie? 

Here is a picture of the biggest diamond in the world, the Hope Diamond. 

After five days in Washington DC, we left and went to Boston. The flight was only one hour and 15 minutes. In Boston we also stayed at the Ritz Carlton. 

After we drove to the hotel, we checked in and went to my cousins' house for dinner. For dinner I had some steak, and for dessert I had one smore and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. My cousins' names are Rachel, Jacob, and Avra. My uncle's name is Uncle Bobo, (his nickname is Bobo because he was in a t.v. show and he was a monkey trainer. The monkey's name was Bobo too.) My aunt's name is Aunt Nancy. This was my Grammy's brother's house, and her brother is Uncle Bobo. 

While in Boston there was another hockey team staying at our hotel, and it was the Buffalo Sabers. When my family and I were sitting at our table for breakfast some of the teammates of the Sabers were sitting right next to us. 

The first full day we were in Boston we went to the Plimouth Plantation. Plimouth Plantation is a place where you get see employees dress and act as Pilgrims and Wapanogs. 
(Employees are people who work for a company.) We walked in to a couple aps, and we saw a lady roasting a duck. (The lady who had the duck roasting had her baby on her back.) Right after we saw the Wapanogs we went to the Pilgrim Village. There we went to see lambs and live chickens. I got see hit some pillows with a stick to get the dust off of them. It was so fun.  After we saw that we went to the gift shop.  Then we got a taxi and drove to Plimouth Rock and the Mayflower ll. Plimouth Rock was just a rock behind a fence, and it had the year 1620 carved onto it. The Mayflower ll was amazing because you got to go on it, and see the employees dressed as Pilgrims. We went to the all the floors of the Mayflower ll. 

Here are some pictures of what happened that day.

Here is a picture of a roasted duck on a long stick.

Here is a picture of an ap. I mentioned that word in my post, Chumash Museum.

Here is a picture of where the Pilgrims and Wapanogs went to the bathroom. 

Here is a picture of their bed. 

Here is a picture of an animal called a steer. It is walking around because it needs to practice walking with a person. 

Here is a picture of the Mayflower ll. Did you know that the Mayflower ll still sails?

Here is a picture inside the Mayflower ll. There you can see all their equipment.

Here is a picture of a bed in the Mayflower ll. 

For dinner that day we went to restaurant called Summer Shack. It was a seafood place. For dinner I had a steak, and for dessert I had a soft serve ice cream swirl. The flavors were vanilla, and chocolate.

The day after we went to Plimoth Plantation we did the Duck Tour. ( A Duck Tour is a tour around Boston. Also, they call it the duck tour because you see lots of ducks and the bus is called a duck. When you go in the water it turns in to a boat. It was amazing!) 

After the Duck Tour for lunch, we went to Mr. Bartley's Burgers Harvard Square. I had a cheeseburger, and after lunch we all went to Starbucks Coffee. There I got a vanilla frappuccino. It was so good. Then for dinner we went to a place called Galleria 33. For dinner there I had chicken parmigiana. That was delicious! 

After that dinner we went back to the hotel and went to bed. I was so tired. 

The day after that we walked Newberry St. On Newberry St. we went to the Mac Store, and Scoozy a lunch place. When we were walking it was so windy, and it was 39 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, we saw a George Washington statue, and he was on his horse. 

Here is a picture of the George Washington statue. 

Did you like my post?
What was your favorite part about my post?
Do you want to go to these places?


Anonymous said...

Wow Nick! I really enjoyed reading the blog of your D.C./Boston trip. You are such an informative writer. I learned a lot from reading your blog. Well done! I do have a question. You visited so many places and your report is very detailed. How do you remember everything? Do you carry paper and pen for notes?
Aunt Nancy

Mrs. Yollis said...

Dear Nick,

What a fantastic post about your trip to Washington, D.C. and Boston! I have never been to either city, so it was fun for me to see and read what it was like for you.

My husband and I are thinking about visiting Washington, D.C. this summer. I hope so!

My favorite parts about your trip were the Washington, D.C. memorials and the trip inside the Mayflower II. The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorials look so majestic. I heard that you can go to the top of the Washington obelisk. (Do you know what an obelisk is?) Did you go up?

I bet the Mayflower II was also quite interesting. Imagine spending all those days on that ship!

Is there anything you wanted to see, but didn't get the chance?

Terrific post, Nick!

Your friend,
Mrs. Yollis

Nick said...

@ Aunt Nancy,

Thanks for the awesome comment on my Washington D.C. post and Boston post. No, I don't carry a pen and paper around, and I just remembered the activities that we did in Boston and Washington D.C.

How are you guys in Boston.

@ Mrs. Yollis,

Thanks for the fantastic comment on this post. Yes, there was one thing that I really wanted to see, but I didn't get to see it. It was the National Archives.

To answer your question, no I did not go up in the Washington Monument.


Daddy said...

Incredible! What a great post. I loved reading it and remembering everything we did. I'm glad you had such a great time and decided to share it with everyone.

I'm very proud of you and I love you!


Anonymous said...

Dear Nick,

YOU are so LUCKY to go to Washington, D.C. and Boston! Did you have to go on plane or did you drive to go to Washington and Boston? What did you think of comparing your hand and President Lincoln's hand? Does Washington D.C. have a ballroom?

Was the ship real or fake of the Mayflower or a tour ship in the old times in Boston? What did you like about the whole trip to Washington, D.C. and Boston?

Jollene :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Nick,

That sounds like an awesome trip! I have always wanted to go to Boston and Washington, D.C. What was your favorite part about Boston and Washington D.C.?

Your friend,

Anonymous said...

Dear Nick,

Did you see the Glee cast or did not see them? What a fantastic post about your trip to Washington, D.C. I wish I was there:(.

Jollene =)

P.S. Do you remember the iPad party?

Anonymous said...

Dear Nick,

I would like to go there and see all the stuff you saw. My favorite part of your post is the part when you went to the Lincoln Memorial and Honest Abe's hat. Was it taller than your stomach?

I also enjoyed the Washington statue because I think they replaced the King George the 3 with that. Did they?

I like it that you got to go to the Pilgrim place. Did the dead duck look delicious?

The Mayflower two looked good too. Were people on that too?

The Washington Monument photograph was amazing at night because it has a beautiful reflection.