November 13, 2009 / 2009 Fall JEA/NSPA / Walsworth Live

Tours and wet weather on the first full day in D.C.

Written by Alyssa Allen

Day one. (The first full day in D.C.)

Today was my first full day in Washington D.C. I woke up early this morning to go have breakfast. And by early, I mean like 6 A.M. I walked around the hotel and ended up going to a near by McDonalds with one of my roommates. After breakfast, we went back to the hotel room to meet up with our other roommates and we decided to go get Starbucks. We were told it was one block away. Who knew one means six in D.C.? Not us. Ha ha!

We all just hung around our room afterwards for a few hours and then went on the presidential tour, which consisted of a bus tour guide named Polly. We went on the “Presidential Tour” which consisted of not going to the white house. Awesome. The one chance I thought I could see the president of the United Sates, I didn’t. BUT we did end up going to Woodrow Wilson’s house, The Fords Theatre/Museum (which actually was only the museum half because other people were practicing in the actual theatre…… BUMMER) But we also went to the house he died in after. We finished our tour with the Lincoln Memorial. The coolest thing in the world… Except it was a little slippery on the stairs which was a little dangerous. (But I didn’t trip. Don’t worry)

When we got back from the tour, we went to the 6th floor. On the sixth floor, was a million booths with amazing free stuff. Everywhere you look, there is a booth with people behind it wanting to give away as much free stuff as they possibly can…Now who could resist that? NO ONE!

When we possibly couldn’t get any more free stuff, it was time for the keynote speaker. This convention this year was going to have Nick Clooney speak. (Yes, George Clooney’s father) So who wouldn’t want to go to see George Clooney’s father? He was an awesome speaker and knew how to address his audience.

The evening finished with pizza from a local pizza place while my group was on Farmville, harvesting their crops.

All in all, it was a great first day. ☺ and we still have 3 more to go!

Alyssa Allen