8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

By Miles M., 8th grade

I had a lot of fun on the 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C. I felt like it was an opportunity for me to test my independence and get a taste of life without parental guidance. We did so much within just three days. I have never walked so much before — it hurt!

I saw the Holocaust, Civil War, and African-American museums. I visited the Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson memorials in addition to the Pentagon. We even saw the White House and Capitol Hill! My friends and I went shopping at a mall and we got to stay in the same room at the hotel. The food was good, but expensive. I ate a lot of burgers and candy.

On the last and coldest day of the trip, we took a class photo. We were in the cold for about twenty minutes wearing T-shirts before the photographer could get a good photo! As soon as he took the picture, everybody ran back to the bus!

Overall, my favorite place was the National Museum of African American History. It is a really nice building and a fun way to explore black culture and history.