Trip to Washington D.C.

On the day after Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30th, we went on a day trip to Washington D.C.!  We had 9 residents on a Watermark bus for this big trip to D.C. The weather was not as beautiful as we had hoped for. However, we had such a great and memorable day!!

We left Watermark around 7:30am, served breakfast and coffee on the bus, stopped at a couple rest stops on our way and finally arrived at the World War II Memorial around 11:15am! Thankfully it stopped raining when we walked around the World War II Memorial. They had a beautiful water fountain surrounded by pillars which represent each state in the U.S. We were able to see the roses in each pillar that were dedicated to the men and women who fought for our freedom.

After the tour at the World War II Memorial, we headed out for lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill Restaurant. We enjoyed the restaurant’s atmosphere on the inside terrace and of course the tasty food.

After we were satisfied with a nice meal, our group separated into 3 groups and went to 3 different museums. One group went to the National Gallery of Art, another group went to the National Air and Space Museum, and the last group went to the Newseum. It was such a great learning experience to go see the World War II Aviation section in the National Air and Space Museum with a resident who served in the Air Force during the World War II. He shared stories and memories from the World War II and it was very interesting.

Now it was a time for us to go home! Since we got caught in a traffic jam, it took longer than expected to get home. We made it back to The Watermark around 8:00pm, and the residents were able to pick up a bagged to-go dinner after we got back.

The trip to Washington D.C. was a great success, and all the residents seemed to enjoy the time we spent there!!

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