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Trip Journal 2022

Day 1: Boston (April 9, 2022)

We arrived in Boston early afternoon. We first walked the North End and saw Paul Revere's Home, Old North Church, the Paul Revere Statue, and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. We stopped on the way for cannolis. Our next stop was Boston Common, The Massachusetts State Capitol, Park Street Church, Omni Parker House, Kings Chapel, Old South Church, and the Old State House. We got food at Quincy Market.

Paul Revere's house

Paul Rever s Home

 

 Paul Revere statue

Paul Revere Statue

 

Paul Revere Statue and Old North Church

Paul Revere Statue and Old North Church

 

Mike's Pastry

Mike s Pastry

Mike s Pastry

Mike s Pastry

 

54th Regiment Memorial

54th Regiment Memorial

 

School Street selfie

School Street selfie

 

Mr. Nicholson at Fanuiel Hall

Mr. Nicholson at Fanuiel Hall

Day 2: Boston (April 10, 2022)

Our first stop this morning was a visit to Bunker Hill, the location of one of the most famous battles. We toured to USS Constitution and visited the Museum. Our lunch stop was at Harvard, and we also walked around Harvard Yard. This afternoon we visited Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox. We then had some free time in beautiful Boston Public Garden before dinner.

Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill

 

USS Constitution

USS Constitution

USS Constitution

 

USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

 

Harvard

Harvard

Harvard

Harvard

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Day 3: New York (April 11, 2022)

We left Boston early in the morning and drove down to New York City. Our first stop was at the amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art. Some of us spent time in Rockefeller Center while others were having dinner, and then we switched. After that, we all had a good time shopping and people-watching under the bright lights of Times Square. It was a great introduction to the Big Apple!

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

New York

 

Times Square

Times Square

 

Day 4: New York (April 12, 2022)

Our day started with a ferry boat ride out to the Statue of Liberty and then we continued on to Ellis Island to visit the National Immigration Museum. After that we took the ferry back to lower Manhattan, where we enjoy a walking tour through downtown, seeing the charging bull of Wall Street, and the New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Hall national monument, among other sites. After lunch, we paid our respects at the 911 memorial before zooming up 1250 feet into the air to check out the views at One World Observatory. We enjoyed some shopping time in Chinatown, then enjoyed a delicious Chinese meal. Then we walked around, visiting some of the sites in Midtown, including Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library, and Grand Central Terminal. It was a busy fun New York day.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty


Ellis Island

Ellis Island

 

Manhattan skyline

Manhattan skyline


Fearless Girl

Fearless Girl


Alexander Hamilton Grave

Alexander Hamilton Grave


One World Observatory

One World Observatory

One World Observatory


Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge


Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building


Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Day 5: Philadelphia (April 13, 2022)

We left New York City this morning and drove to Philadelphia. We had lunch at Reading Market, a fabulous food market. After lunch, we visited Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and The Liberty Bell. Then we drove to Washington DC and had dinner at a fun and authentic diner. After a long day of travel, we checked into the hotel, but we're ready for a full day in our nation's capital tomorrow.

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell


Independence Hall

Independence Hall

 

Boys bus at Independence Hall

Boys bus at Independence Hall

Day 6: Washington, DC (April 14, 2022)

We began our day with a beautiful boat cruise from Washington DC down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon, George Washington's former estate. We spent a couple of hours on the grounds of Mount Vernon, and we also toured the historic mansion where George Washington lived and died. After that, we headed to historic Arlington National Cemetery, where we saw the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the gravesite of President Kennedy and several other important grave sites as well. After that, we visited the Iwo Jima Memorial before having a yummy dinner. We stopped by the front of the White House, and then visited several of Washington DC's most famous memorials, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the World War II Memorial. It was another great day filled with lots of fun activities.

Boat cruise to Mount Vernon

Boat cruise to Mount Vernon

 

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

 

Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

JFK grave site

JFK Grave Site



Iwo Jima Memorial

Iwo Jima Memorial


White House

White House

White House


MLK Memorial

MLK Memorial

Day 7: Washington, DC (April 15, 2022)

Our last day in DC. The first stop this morning was the Jefferson Memorial, with beautiful views of the Washington Monument and the Tidal Basin. We explored the Smithsonian America History Museum and Natural History museum. We visited the National Archives and saw the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. Lunch was at the food trucks on the National Mall. We walked to Capitol Hill and spent some time on the front lawn of the US Capitol.

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

 

Jefferson Memorial selfie

Jefferson Memorial selfie

 

US Capitol Building

US Capitol Building