Now we are in Washington D.C. ! It's so exciting to be in a state of politics. To kick off this hard, hot day, we woke up and got breakfast down at the hotel lobby. After, we hopped onto the bus, and we headed to the Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Martin Luther King Jr. memorials. We went through all of the parts of it, reflecting on the history and having little lessons here and there. This was very interesting to see because we didnt just go through the memorial, we actually learned about what they did to benefit the country and how it affected it. Im glad that we didnt go through all of it really quickly like other kids did. Learning all of that information will be highly helpful in the future. Next, we walked around a pond that they had and saw the Washington Monument. Im not really sure what I was expecting, but it wasnt what I saw. I thought that the monument would be more exciting and there would be more people, but there wasnt. Then we went to go eat lunch at a mall. It was huge! It was a four story mall, and luckily we had time to shop. It was so cool to see all of the Washingtons just living their life. My group and I went to a couple stores just to look around and shop. Afterwards, we headed to George Washingtons house, which was Mt. Vernon. The view was absolutely incredable! He owned a nine befroom house without any bathrooms or air conditioning. I cant even imagine the smell of the house or atmosphere. It was a beautiful, landscaped location that he got to live there with his family. We also saw their gardens where they planted crops and resources since the grocery store wasnt just around the corner and they only had horses or their feet. It was still well kept and even their barns were too. When we were done, we ate dinner and ended the day at our hotel. it was a long, sweaty day, but all the things that we sw was well worth it. I didn't really encounter any accents or new customs, but I definitely noticed how much nicer people who lived here than New York or Pennsylvania. It was so crowded at those places, but still with people walking. It's so crazy to be in Norman and think that there's a lot of walkers on game days. Game days here are like Washington, D.C. Everyday! There were a lot of security too, I would imagine since the president lives her. There were two fences around his house, snipers on the roof and in the trees, and security guards were pacing up and down. Sasa, made sure that we all stayed together even through the non-crowded parts. She really had a huge and positive effect on me and I think the whole group. She would make sure that we were all together, talk to us, and still be imformative and entertaining at the same time. I'm glad we had such great tour guides because I feel like that's definitely essential to a good trip. The tour guides act as your information machine, guiding you places, and overall being your friend, which I think is the coolest part of all this trip.