Kayleigh is back from D.C. She had a great time and wants to go back sometime. Here is her summary:
"The security guards are huge Black men. The people who work in food courts are Asian. The people in charge are white. In all, I think Washington, D.C., is a really racist city."
She was surprised by the ever-present security guards and metal detectors. She got pretty sick of the metal detectors.
She loved the International Spy Museum and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Their trip to Gettysburg was canceled because there was a quarter-inch of snow, and apparently THAT MUCH SNOW is dangerous. She "conveniently forgot" her swimming suit, as did one of her friends.
The popular snots on the bus objected to my daughter and her friends, known as rejects, being on the trip. The rejects ruined the trip for them. I'm glad. Kayleigh says she is not bothered by what they say to her. She said, "I'm going to be their boss someday."
One of her roommates puked at the mall. Kayleigh didn't like being at a mall. Why go all the way to D.C. just to go to a mall?
At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, they got to see a wreath-laying ceremony. "Some leader from some country was there, and he laid a wreath. I don't know what country. It started with 'A,' I think." Wow, that girl knows her geography. Can you find "A" on a map? Is that where we send food and medical aid or drop bombs? Hmm.... WHATEVER! Welcome to America, which begins and ends with A.
She had one and a half showers while she was there. And she had the nerve to say one of her roommates smelled bad.
They saw "Shear Madness" at the Kennedy Center. Kayleigh said it was great but that the language was probably beyond PG-13. She was not objecting.
She bought us gifts. Kelsey was so tickled she kissed her. Kayleigh is not a kissy/huggy type, but she smiled, which was nice.
She loved the National Archives. The Capitol was awesome, and they were a test group to visit the Newseum, which she said was cool.
She ate a lot of Haagen-Dazs. Our Haagen-Dazs closed before she was born. What does Haagen-Dazs mean? Anything at all?
So that is the nation's capital as seen through the eyes of a 13-year-old, Midwestern girl geek.