Saturday morning began with Transfer Scholars taking a United States Capitol Building tour where we were able to learn about the history of the building and our country. Our tour guide led us through several rooms in the Capitol Building and lectured us through headphones as we wandered beneath ceilings of ornate detail and through rooms where our founding fathers stood. It was fascinating to learn about the history and everyone was able to walk away that morning with something new they had learned.
After the tour, we were given free time to explore the city and its monuments, memorials and museums. Fortunately, most of the museums in D.C. are free of charge, so none of us were limited in our ability to sight-see. Many students explored the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, National Archives Building and the Smithsonian among other museums. It was a great opportunity for us to all connect with each other and explore the city. My personal favorite was the Lincoln Memorial!
After a long afternoon of exploring, we rode the bus into Georgetown, about 20 minutes away from central D.C., and we had a fun night of bowling at Pinstripes. We had lanes reserved for us and plenty of food, which helped make the last night of D.C. a really fun time.