Today was probably the most tiring day of them all. Walked about 10 miles. As I sit here writing this, my heels still hurt. We did see some cool things though. We started off by going to Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington Cemetery has small inclines and declines but even though they are small they are still very tiring. We saw some grave stones and Sasa, our new tour director, told us what all the symbols meant and how to be buried in the cemetery. While at the cemetery we went and saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Changing of the Guards, and Hanging of the Wreath. The commitment the soldiers have to protecting the unknown soldiers is amazing. I don't think I could do it. After Arlington we went and saw the Marine Core Memorial. We took some pictures. Mrs. Cohlmia says that there is a myth that there are 13 hands instead of 12. At first I counted 13 but then I counted a second time and counted 12 so I just stuck with that. For lunch I had Panada Express and did some souvenir shopping. Later after lunch we went to Mount Veron which is Gregore Washington's house. It was cool to see the land and the house George Washington lived on. His house was big for its time but it didn't seem very big to me from the inside. Went to the farms he worked on and saw all the inventions and farming techniques he created. After Mount Vernon we went to Anado's an African BBQ place. Their mash potatoes were to die for. I could just have eaten those. After dinner we went on a ghost tour. This was my first time ever and I didn't know what to expect. Well we walked around Alexandria and our ghost tour guide told stories about the ghosts who haunt Alexandria. There weren't a lot of ghost stories but she did tell us a lot about the history of Alexandria, which I liked a little better because I'm not much for ghosts. I encountered George Washington's house for the first time and a ghost tour. Sasa is amazing she points out stuff and tells you about the history of it. She makes it fun. D.C. is big and it has all these monuments. While Norman is big for Oklahoma but not this big. Norman doesn't really have any monuments and it is not the nation's capitol. Going and seeing mount Vernon and Arlington was much better than learning about it in a classroom. Actually experiencing these places helps me to learn better. Seeing these places in person helps bring history to life!