The Joy is in the Journey
If this is true, that the joy is in the journey, then we’ve had a week’s worth of joy already. There was lots of journeying today – by car, then air, then metro but MOSTLY by foot. And the Geneva School 6th graders seemed to love every minute of it!
Neither Orlando International nor Reagan National Airports saw a group today as excited and curious (and maybe a tad excitable) as ours.
With an early start and all that movement (one chaperone’s fitbit showed 10.5 miles walked!) lunch on a beautiful downtown DC lawn was very welcomed.
The exhibits at the National Archives and the Smithsonian were truly awe-inspiring and humbling. And while many of our national treasures are sensitive to light and therefore preclude guest photography, I’m sure the images of legendary and historic documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights will be burned into our student’s hearts and minds. Ask them about it, and whether they found the Lincoln cloud in the mural in the rotunda of the National Archives!
Lastly, it was time to unwind. For many of the adults and students, hosteling is a new experience. It has a distinctly camp or college feel to it. And at least these students really like their sleeping quarters!
by Luke Tevebaugh, parent blogger