Local Girl Scout Troop 1146 recently took a 4-day spring break trip to Washington, DC. While in DC the girls became experts in public transportation by joining the locals in riding the Metro subway system each day into downtown.
Day one in DC the troop visited Ford's Theatre and museum, The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum and the Air and Space Museum with a walk down the National Mall to see the Washington Monument and a photo op. in front of the White House. Day 2 was a tour of the Capitol, Library of Congress and the National Zoo. Day 3 the Troop woke up to a surprise snow fall and visited the National Archives where they saw the original U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. Day 3 also brought a snowy walk to see Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial and a somber visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Day 4 highlight was a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery to watch the very moving changing of the Guard and a rare surprise spotting of a ceremonial rider-less horse complete with the solders boots turned backwards in the stirrups, returning from a funeral of a fallen hero. The day rounded out with a visit to the Smithsonian's American History Museum and Freer Art Gallery and a quick Metro bus ride to Georgetown to get cupcakes from the popular Georgetown Cupcakes, which is featured on the TLC program DC Cupcakes.
Members of Troop 1146 attending were Chloe Cantrell, Neely Evans, Sahara LaFever, Hailey Rowland, Maggie Turner and Emily Wallace. Leaders accompanying the troop were Brad and Ronica Evans.