Washington, D.C. has been pretty exciting!!! After we drove from Williamsburg to Washington, D.C., we then went to the Capitol and had a guided tour of that. The building was so beautiful and interesting! To know what goes on in that building and you being in there is pretty amazing. Our tour guide took us to this statue room that had every state statue in a circle. That was definitely my favorite room because we got to see every states statue. After that, we went to the White House. The White House was bigger than I had ever imagined! It was such a beautiful building and the landscaping outside was gorgeous as well! I can't even think about living there. Although it would be fun and you could brag to all your friends, I feel like the crowds outside would annoy or get me anxious. Anyways, we headed to dinner at Anna's Brick Oven. That was one of the best Italian restaurants I've been to! It was delicious. I got some salad, bread, and pasta with pink lemonade. That filled me up to the brim! After we ate some good eats, we headed to the Lincoln Memorial. It wasn't what I expected, I'm not sure how to describe it, but the atmosphere wasn't what I thought it was going to be. It was still awesome to see the famous statue though! My group and I tested the myth about seeing Robert E. Lees face on the side of Lincoln's head, and there is a face! It looks a lot like him and we think it's him. After our long day of walking, we finally went to the hotel. The people here are pretty nice! Besides the other tour directors that just want to get around everyone and push and shove, the people are very nice and considerate! I noticed that the first thing because it reminded me of home. Now my hometown doesn't have any famous monuments like how Washington, D.C. has. It's so weird to look at all the differences from home to where I'm traveling, but it is kind of fun doing so! Norman does have historic value, but Washington DC shows it more by having these statues or buildings. When we have the chance to branch out and do things on our own, I feel like we shouldn't take that for granted and to take the opportunity every time it flies your way. Seeing the buildings in real life vs me sitting in a desk looking at a picture of it is insanely different. The experience and memories it gives you cannot even compare to the books at school. This will definitely influence my life now and forever just holding on to that aspect. It already has affected me by helping me have more of an open mind which will always be helpful.