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Chaperoning DC: Monument and Memorial Walk, Museums, and Dave and Buster’s (Day Three)

Day Three was the longest of the trip. We packed so much into those hours and logged over 20,000 steps for the day. The bus dropped us off at the Jefferson Memorial in the morning and picked us up outside of the Smithsonians in time for dinner. We were on foot all day and thankful for beautiful weather.

Landmarks and Memorials

On our walking tour of downtown DC, we saw the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument…all before lunchtime and then US Capitol Building in the afternoon. It was a fast-paced foot tour, but we packed in as much as possible and gave the students a few minutes to explore at each site.

Museums

After lunch, we visited many museums that frame the National Mall. On our way to the final stop, we hit a patch of rain for about ten minutes, but otherwise the entire day was absolutely beautiful. During our museum tour we spent 45 minutes to an hour at each of these sites: Musuem of American History, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Museum of Natural History, and we ended the day with a tour of Embassy row en route to the Air and Space Museum.

Dave and Buster’s

Students and chaperones were able to blow off steam following the long day of touring by finishing the day at Dave and Buster’s. The group was served a buffet-style dinner and each student had a prepaid game card. My favorite part about this stop is that I bounced from group to group taking photos and making sure each student had a shot of them enjoying the arcade.

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