Today is our first day home after my son’s field trip to Washington DC. I will attempt to do justice to everything we saw and experienced!
Our first day was that of near madness! Starting our travels in the middle of the night we took bus and plane to reach our destination. The only rest we all had was what little bits we got on rides and short layover. It was an amazing whirlwind of excitement for most everyone. For so many of the kids it was their first plane ride! I did not expect what would come next. Every single time they children were called upon to respect the rules at all of the memorials they were so well behaved! We visited several great points of interest including but not limited to Mt. Vernon, The White House, the Capitol building and most of the memorials. Also included were several of the Smithsonian museums. Each group of us consisted of 2 adults and 4-5 students. Our group had a magnificent variety of interested from sports to the sciences! All of them were eager to share their interested with each other AND myself. I felt very good that they would share that with me. We had enough time at each museum for each student in our group to select their top choice. The pace was hurried, but we managed to get a bit of each.
I was impressed by how easily they adapted to their surroundings. Even the most challenging students fell in line when requested.
My favorite moments were in this order; Best moments was my sons first time in an aircraft simulator in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It was a full 360 experience. We had such a great time. My son opted to keep one of the photos they took. Which happened to be the first time we were upside down! 2nd was seeing the USS Enterprise model.
My 2nd favorite was the memorial of Franklin D. Roosevelt. I will post the quotes of his that I loved, once I get them all downloaded. I think he will be my newest inspiration for pushing forward. This humble man seems like how I feel. I have much I want to offer people as far as my desire to cure mental illnesses and healing our country overall. I am continuing to seek out ways to be able to financially be able to accomplish my goals. I have gotten to a point in life in which I see few alternatives left, other than just pushing as hard as I can, with all the time I have left, to finding our cures. I was able to keep my OCD under control during the trip, but near to the end I was completely overloaded and started to struggle with “keeping it together”.
BTW, skip using Southwestern Airlines. Their flight attendants were not professional at all. They treated our group like 2nd class passengers.
I have come to the conclusion that I would like to live on the east coast. The history in that area is something of great interest to me. Sometimes we must be reminded that each person of interest in history had one thing in common. They believed in themselves and their personal quest. I am at this point. I will succeed or die trying.
Keep remembering, you are not alone. No one has forgotten you.
PS. Some of the pictures are from the Jefferson Memorial! Sorry for the initial misinformation, I was mentally overspent.