Washington D.C. Day Two: Monuments and Memorials
Our Travels Today
This route covered 12 miles of walking! That was 27,000 steps for me!
The Library of Congress
Our scheduled tour of the Capital Building wasn't for a little while, so after we talked to you on Skype, Mr. Chaffee and I decided to go and check out the Library of Congress. You have NEVER seen a library like this! It was like a huge museum, and yes people can actually go there and do research with the books in the library!
LIbrary of Congress: Building
The Capital Building
I had sent a letter to one of our Rhode Island Congressmen, asking for a tour of the Capital! We got our tickets and went through! The Senate and the House of Representatives work in the Capital building to write many of the laws that we have today!
Did you know that every state can have 2 statues in the Capital? One of ours from Rhode Island is on display on the bottom floor. We have a statue of Nathanial Greene and another of Roger Williams, the person who founded Providence! If we want to, we can choose to swap out our statue and put a new one on display! All we have to do is choose a person from Rhode Island that we think is important and then ask our Governor and other elected officials to try to make it possible! We can only do this once every ten years though...
The Capital Building: Under Re-Construction
Memorials and Monuments on the Mall
So if you checked out our map at the beginning of the blog we did A LOT of walking! The following pictures are monuments or memorials on the National Mall. This mall isn't a place where you go shopping, but it's a long stretch of buildings and grassy areas that people actually use to play softball or soccer on! It's a really pretty part of Washington!
Some Of These People We Have Talked About... Who Do You Recognize?
For some reason, the pictures that I took on my phone don't want to upload! I will probably be able to upload more over April Vacation! There were more really great shots of all the monuments! Stay tuned for updates!
Our schedule for Tuesday: the Smithsonian Museums and the National Archives!