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50 Latitudes (USA) Feature

The 50 Latitudes Feature will showcase Latitudes from a resident of each US state in their own words to illustrate that despite age, sex, location, or occupation, every living being on the planet has a favorite Latitude.  A person's favorite Latitude is not restricted to their home state.

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Saturday
Apr022011

Virginia

My favorite Latitude is Washington D.C.  Washington D.C. is my favorite place because there is so much to see and most of it is free.

I have seen the White House, the Capital building, some memorials, and a couple of museums.  I like seeing the memorials because they are so fascinating.

Then comes the fun part… going inside them.  The way they are built and carved is so cool like the Lincoln Memorial with Abe Lincoln sitting on his seat.

One of my other favorite places to see is the White House and the Capital building.  The White House is where the President lives.  Right now Barak Obama is the President.

Finally, come the museums.  One of my favorite museums in Washington D.C. is the Building Museum.  I went there once with my friends to go see Lego designs of some buildings from around the world.  They were designed and built by Adam Reed Tucker.  My favorite one was Falling Waters. They were all pretty cool.

I feel really lucky because I live about an hour west from D.C.  My cousins live right near D.C. so I get to go to a lot of sports games at the Verizon Center.  My favorite game is when Syracuse comes to play Georgetown in college basketball.  I’m a huge ‘Cuse fan.  Go ORANGE!

Another place in Washington D.C. that I have been to is Ford’s Theatre. Ford’s Theatre is where Abraham Lincoln was shot by John W. Booth. It felt to me that it was taking me back in history and feeling what it was like there.

A wonderful place in Washington D.C. is the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. This is where they print money. Millions of money is printed each day. WOW!!

One warm spring day we met up with our friends and went paddle boating around the tidal basin and went right by the Jefferson Memorial.  After, we took a break on the steps and listened to some music being played.

I also went with my cousins to the National Geographic Museum to see the Terracotta Warriors.  They were AMAZING!!  They were built by the emperor of China to protect his nation. They have been buried underground for over 2,000 years and have recently been discovered.

I just love going to Washington D.C. and whenever I go back it just keeps getting better!

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