Annie's DC Adventure Part 1Presentation Transcript
Adventure Through DC By Annie
News room amazement
Before we left for DC, we visited the 9 news station. I got to see the control room. We were interviewed about going to the Inauguration and Barack Obama.
Family Reunion #1
I met some of my cousins. They were very curious. I love them. My great great aunt Mille made us stuffed cabbages (halupki). They were delicious.
The metro is a big train. It goes underground and aboveground. It also goes under a river which makes mommy nervous! They day before the Inauguration, we rode the metro down to the mall. And then we rode it back.
Luck on the Metro
Then we met a Reuters photographer named Tim Shaffer. Reuters is a news agency delivering news to computers, TV, and newspapers. We got to see his press pass.
When we got to the National Mall, we rode on a 62 year-old carousel. I got to ride on the most beautiful animal on it- the blue dragon.
Family Reunion #2
Then we met my cousin Emily and my uncle Jim. They came from Pennsylvania to see the Inauguration. But my aunt stayed behind with my great grandma and watched it all on TV.
Everywhere we looked we saw thousands of port-a-potties. They even lined the streets.
We met George Washington, the 1 st president of the United States. He was standing on the stairs in front of the Smithsonian American History Museum. The museum was full so we could not go in.
Almost everywhere we looked we saw reporters. We even saw Soledad O’Brien from CNN interviewing Michelle Obama’s brother. We also saw MSNBC, another news station.
We saw a lot of soldiers walking around DC. They were all very friendly. We met one soldier, one member of the coast guard, and 2 airmen. They let me have a picture with them.
Interesting things we saw.
More interesting things.
We got to see the Washington Monument. It is in honor of George Washington, the 1 st president. It is more than 555 feet tall and it is 125 years old!
The nation’s Capital is where all presidents are sworn in. The congressmen and senators meet in the Capital.
The White House
The White House is where all presidents do their work. They also live there. Most presidents leave to go to places. You can look at the White House and if you are lucky you are allowed in.
Old Post Office Pavillion
We went to the Old Post Office Pavillion. It was built in 1899, and was the first skyscraper! Outside we saw a statue of Ben Franklin, and inside we had pizza, and ice cream called “Imagine Whirled Peace”.
More Metro Luck
On the way home, we met a congress-woman’s press secretary. She showed us her Inauguration materials. She had a purple ticket and a program and a map.
Even more Metro luck.
We also met Elaine, who works in the film business in LA. She was very nice.