One of my favourite students~Ori. She spelled her name for the Starbucks barista and came away with a cup for "Moi".
Hazy slooooooowww approach~I thought I was over my sinus infection. Evidently not by the sharp pains in my head. But I got a couple of nice shots~here's one of the National Cathedral.
Did I mention that I got up at 3 a.m. and that we had a two-hour layover in Atlanta? Oodles of fun trying to keep tabs on 56 teenagers in a major airport.
November birthstones at the Smithsonian.
Oh yes, the shrine of Ms. Julia Child.
Even though I wasn't a fan (I know, gasp and shh), Prince was a major influence in the music industry and it was interesting to see his guitar on display.
Ms. Obama's gorgeous dress.
Smallest Texas flag I've seen. Was irked that we had only TWO hours at the Smithsonian, but still crammed quite a bit in.
The corner of Lafayette Park.
All these times in DC, and I've yet to actually go into the House.
I tear up every time I climb these stairs and stand at the foot of this statue.
And because I am with 7th graders, all the poignancy of that moment was ended with them gasping in delight in recognizing a scene from Forrest Gump.
And now all the little squirrels are tucked in their rooms and we literally have two guards out in the hallways. Stay tuned for tomorrow's escapades.