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Day trip to DC

Yesterday was the day trip to Washington DC. An early start for everyone but this meant we were in the city by 8.30am ready to walk around the city. We were all glad to be there so early to miss the crowds allowing us to get some good photo opportunities and besides that the heat!

First stop was a walk around the outside of the White House, besides an angry security officer only letting half the girls cross the road at a time the visit went very smoothly and all the girls enjoyed taking pictures before getting back on the bus (thank goodness for air conditioning!!) and heading for the next site.

By the time the girls were off the bus the temperature had really risen. We took the time to visit the World War II memorial (the water feature looked very inviting to the girls and the coaches) and then a leisurely stroll through the park to the beautiful Vietnam war memorial.

We finally visited the Lincoln memorial after a quick stop to grab an ice cream and cold drink the team was in high spirits climbing the steps to get inside. A quick visit to the gift shop and we hopped back on the bus for lunch and to head to the museum of native Americans. We had a couple of hours to learn about the history of the Inca trail and watched a performance of traditional drumming and singing.

The final stop on our DC tour was to the Jefferson monument. Coach Tony introduced a photography competition to be judged by be Anne Arundel coach Kelly. There were many entries and the decision was tough but the final winner was Emily Richardsons photo featuring Millie, Lucie and Beth.



Chloe with her Stars and Stripes bucket hat.


All the girls in front of the World War II memorial


Photo opportunity in front of a cop car, unimpressed cop watching…


Metro girls posing in front of the White House.

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