Hello everyone! I am back from my wonderful trip to D.C., and I am full of sugar-free recipes I am itching to try!
For now, though, take a look at some of the things I did:
The trolley driver, Jazzy Jan, taught me an interesting fact. Do you know the difference between memorials and monuments? A memorial is made after someone dies and a monument is made during his/her lifetime. For example, the Washington Monument was made during George Washington’s life, and the Lincoln Memorial was made after Abraham Lincoln died.
History Lesson! What important event happened at the Ford Theatre? I’ll show you where it happened:
If you guessed, “Ford Theatre is where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated,” you are correct! This Friday, April 15th, marks the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination.
There was so much to see at the museum including Lincoln’s top hat and the flag that inspired our National Anthem. I could spend a month looking at all of the artifacts in the museum. Did you know the Smithsonian isn’t just one museum, but a collection of 19 museums all centered in an area of D.C. called, “The Mall?” Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the designer of the streets of D.C., envisioned a mall of history for D.C. where people can learn and see America’s artifacts. 33 years after his death, the first Smithsonian museum, the castle, opened.
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Have you been to Washington D.C. before? Or maybe you live there?
This was my first time visiting the nation’s capitol, and it was gorgeous. All of the architecture was immaculate, and I could spend years looking through all the history. If you have been there before, what is your favorite thing to do/see? I need to make a list of stuff to do for my next trip there! 😉