February 5, 2013
When my senior year came, I knew I had a trip of a lifetime to look forward to. A trip that gave me a chance to experience the big city life and get away from the mountains for a week. I had looked forward to this trip my whole high school career and could not believe it came and went so quickly; I could not believe that my Senior class went to New York and Washington.
My senior trip was an experience that I had never dreamed of. This born and raised mountain girl was not used to the surroundings and sights that New York and Washington had to offer. During this trip I saw many unique and interesting sights, as well as, breathtaking views from deep within the city; therefore, I was given the chance to see a different way of life for other American’s.
The bus drive to Washington seemed to last forever. People were loud and anxious, everyone was cramped, and all I wanted to do after the first hour was get out and stretch my legs. Our first stop was in Virginia at Thomas Jefferson's house, Monticello; the Monticello was a large brick house with many exclusive antiques inside. It was a pretty neat place, but after it seemed like three hours, I was just ready to get back on the road and head to the hotel. The next day, we visited the mall in Washington. Having limited time to look through the Museums, we ran through every room in every museum to try and get a glimpse of every display and artifact. The Smithsonian was my favorite museum, but my favorite part of the Smithsonian was the extensive animal displays; the Smithsonian covered everything from dinosaurs to African wildlife. As the day continued, we got some dinner, walked around and enjoyed the sights in the area.
Another place we visited in Washington that I had wanted to see was the Abraham Lincoln Monument. I had seen pictures and read about the monument, but seeing it in person was incredible. The monument was...