Happy New Year to all the families from room 16
Just stopping in to share some photos that I thought you might like that I’ve taken while in New York and Washington, D.C. (I have LOTS more, but I can show you those at the start of the school year if you’d like to see them).
The first 4 photos were taken in New York’s Natural History Museum (the dinosaur bones and the statue… if you’ve seen Night at the Museum, you might recognise it!) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Egyptian temple).
The next 2 photos are of the White House (which is where the American President lives). I stayed in a hotel that was only a short walk away so I’ve seen the White House every day for the last 5 days! The next mom the Washington Monument – which is the tallest object in Washington, D.C. You used to be able to go right up to the top (I did that the last time I was in the USA), but it’s been damaged and you can’t go up anymore.
The following 2 photos are from the Lincoln Memorial. Abraham Lincoln was the President a long time ago. His statue is really, really big.
Washington is full of museums and art galleries, all part of an organization called the Smithsonian – the brown building you can see is the Smithsonian Castle. It has lots of information about the museums.
The last photos are some of my favourite. I went out to a special museum called the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center – which is part of the Air and Space Museum. They have lots and lots of planes (including some of the very first planes invented).
But the 2 really special things I saw there were the space shuttle Discovery – which is a REAL space shuttle that has been to space 39 times!
The second plane is my favourite plane – it’s called the SR-71 Blackbird. It’s the fastest plane that’s ever been built. I was very excited to go and see it in person.
I still have lots of traveling to do (including Disneyland), so keep an eye on the blog and I will try to update with more photos soon.
How are your holidays?
What have you been doing?
From Miss Galvin