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Photography By Betsy Smith
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At The Capitol Building
Thanks to Betsy Smith of Roseland for dropping these photos our way. Girl Scout Troop # 249 got a real treat this past weekend on a trip to Washington.
Betsy tells us:
“The girls went on a special trip to DC for the weekend that started out with a visit at the National Zoo. While there, they were given a “back door” view of the invertebrate exhibit where they watched coddle fish, an octopus and spiders being fed. They also held sea creatures such as star fish, needle star fish and horseshoe crabs. That evening they enjoyed watching the fireworks over DC as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The next morning they visited the Arlington Cemetery and watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – very moving. They then headed into DC on the metro rail. This commuter system fascinated the girls – they learned quickly how to get on the “right” train and how to navigate the system, especially entering and exiting the metro stations! The metro trip ended at the Smithsonian where the girls visited the Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum.
A very educational and fun trip for all!”