We had a great time in Washington, DC! But it sure was HOT! It was like 105 (but it felt hotter!). On dd10's big day of touring the senate and house buildings and meeting with our senators and congressman, the sole of her shoe came off! I guess the heat of the pavement caused the glue to melt. Later in the day, the other one did the same thing. At least she wasn't walking lopsided anymore. LOL.
In addition to the senate and house building tours, we also got to tour the capitol building and ride the subway that the congressmen use to get from their building to the capitol building.
We didn't get to sightsee nearly as much as we wanted, but we did get to see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Supreme Court, and the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History.
We feel so blessed at the wonderful things the Save Our Wild Salmon set up for the art winners. It was a special time for dd10.
And (LOL) we made sure each of our senators and congressman knew that she was homeschooled....she mentioned it when talking to each and she shared her salmon lapbook that we had created. (Click on this link to be taken to Homeschool Share, where you can print off and do your own salmon lapbook!)
And for those interested in purchasing one of the calendars that dd10's picture is in, you now can! Just go to the Save Our Wild Salmon website and go to the donation section. For a minimum of a $10 donation, you can choose to receive the 16 month calendar. (You can select the calendar after you make the payment.) Her artwork is featured on this December's page.
Oh, and here's a picture of the winners who were able to go to DC, along with their families and their pictures.