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5-17-2022 - From Bus to Bike

We have arrived safely in our nation’s capital! In true I-95 fashion, we were waylaid a bit by traffic but sailed smoothly south once we passed New York City. Once in Washington, D.C., we reunited with Deb Riding and were outfitted with a team of bikes. We spent the best part of the afternoon touring several of our country’s most remarkable monuments. We covered eight miles of the city visiting the Lincoln Memorial, The Martin Luther King Memorial, The Korean War memorial, The FDR Memorial and The Jefferson Memorial. When we could, we recalled and recited what we could remember from the history and lives connected to those places. Most notably, we were able to locate the name of our school nurse Heather Henry’s father on the Vietnam Memorial and make a rubbing of his name for her family. Biking around D.C. was a good challenge for our students, and after some wobbly starts and stops, the tour was a hit. We had dinner at the National Harbor and most of the brave souls of the group rode on the Capital Wheel at sunset. Students got back to the hotel around 9 p.m. and were excited to settle into their rooms; lights were out by 10:30 p.m. Rest assured, the first day of our trip was a good one.

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