Saturday, June 21, 2008

Days 11 & 12

It is bad when you have no idea how long you been gone...and have no clue what day of the week it is. My camera was out of commission for the past few days and we had functions going on until midnight - when I got back to the room I was too tired to blog.

On day 11 - we had a free day in Washington D.C. - we had a private tour of the National Archives - that was awesome butting in front of people lined up for hours. (thanks Karen W. for hooking us up with Dave) The kids also toured all the Smithsonians, including the Holocaust Museum. We also braved the Metro to and from the 4-H Center. I am pleased to inform you we started with 35 of us and ended with 35 of us. It was fun to see the kids excited and scared at the same time. It was a highlight of thr trip. We ended the night with a cultural experience by driving to Maryland for a dinner theatre production - All Shook Up! It was packed full of Elvis songs and the food was great - prime rib, shrimp,, and much more...yummmmmy
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Day 12 - we left DC and we are now in Virginia. Today we started out at a beach along the Chesapeake Bay. It was nice to soak up some sun, surf the waves and chase jelly fish and crabs back into the water. Tonight most of us are very red.
The 4-H'ers are trying to turn Tom into a beautiful mermaid - bikini and all! It was hilarious and he was such a good sport!

We ended the day touring Monticello - the weather couldn't have been more perfect!
Back view of Monticello - Look like the back of a nickel?

Alarm clock is set for 5 a.m. - going all the way to Evansville, Indiana tomorrow. No touring just driving!