Every year, the Lipscomb Academy 8th Graders go on a class trip to Washington D.C. This year, it’s finally my turn! I’ve been so excited for this trip since the beginning of the school year, and to make things even better, I get to go with my dad!
My day started at 3:45 AM, and we got to the airport at 5:30. After getting through security, my dad took us to 8&r Coffee and got me a hot chocolate! The flight process was pretty smooth, and I spent the time listening to Broadway tunes with a friend.
When we got to D.C, we almost immediately boarded a bus to go to a food court at a mall. We stayed a while, and my friends and I browsed in the various stores.
Our first destination for touring was the Museum of African-American History and Culture. This museum was very interesting, but it is definitely a lot to take in. Learning about the horrors African-Americans have gone through all throughout history creates a terrible feeling.
After this, we went to dinner at Buca di Beppo. This was a very good meal, and it was family style, so we could all help ourselves to a little bit of everything.
Our final touring destination for the day was the John F. Kennedy Center, which features both the Hall of Nations and the Hall of States. On the top level, there was also a beautiful terrace where we all took pictures.
We didn’t get to spend long in here, but after we went to the terrace, we got to explore an exhibit highlighting the growth of various arts programs over time. What really stood out to me about this exhibit was that each sign I read pointed out how the specific art form told the story of America as a whole. As much as I love music and theatre, this is something I’d never really thought about.
We arrived at our hotel at about 8:30, and we were all very tired. However, it was a very good day that we all enjoyed in one way or another.