Day 5 - Part 1

Trip Start Apr 20, 2008
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Trip End May 03, 2008


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Friday, April 25, 2008

April 25

Hi.
We went to the Capitol and went to Congressman Neil Abercrombie's office but he wasn't there. We saw his office ... it was pig sty. Maybe he was busy.

We went on a tour of the Capitol building with Mr. Abercrombie's staff. We saw the art gallery where art work by high school's student from all fifty states are exhibited.

We saw the center of the Capitol building which is the exact center of Washington, DC. The mural around the inside of the Dome showing different periods of US history was quite cool. You don't see this every day, unless you work there. There were two statues from each state. Hawaii was represented by King Kamehameha and Father Damien. King K was in the corner because he weighed a lot. There is a rumor he was put there because other tour guides said it was because the statue was originally naked. Father Damien had clothes on. It was a long tour.

Lunch was at the Native American Museum, part of the Smithsonian. The students ate Native American Chicken Tenders, while the adventurous adults ate Buffalo Burgers. Cassandra tried a piece of Mr. Nish's burger and said it was horrible. Mr. Nish ate two of them.

Some of us saw the Native American Museum. There was a special exhibit of Native dresses which most of us enjoyed. Others went to the Air and Space Museum.

The Pentagon had tight security. The tour guides were crazy (funny). They were military personnel. The windows on the outside are green in color and are bulletproof. We saw the 9-11 Memorial. It is where the plane hit the building. It was interesting. Sorry no pictures were allowed. No drinking from the water fountain and no using the Necessary while in the Pentagon also ... National Security and all.

After the Pentagon we had PIZZA AGAIN. Then we went to the Souvenir City. Guess what we did there? We got a chance to see a few of the colorful locals outside the store. They were discussing who should be the next President of the United States.

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susantokuhama
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Hi, again - Mrs. Yap's sister here. I did an entry yesterday but it must have gone into cyberspace as I don't see it in the blog. Anyway, enjoyed reading today's entry by the girls. It was very informative! You probably don't know this but admission to all the museums in Washington DC is free! Your parents' hard-earned tax dollars helped to pay for these national treasures. Are you going to Lancaster, PA to see the Amish? It is amazing to realize that exist in the United States in the 21st century. You'll see that it's a very different lifestyle. It's Friday here and approximately 3 pm. With the 6 hour time difference, you must be winding down your day and getting ready for bed. Enjoy the gift of each day - travel safely! Aloha - Susan Tokuhama

markt.hms
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Hello 5th Graders
Thank You Ed for inviting me to share the journey with you. 5th Graders, I hope you are having a great time. This is something I've never had the opportunity to do and I am looking forward to next year. Be good representatives of the school, learn a lot, and have fun! We will see you when you return.

Mark

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