Day 3: Alexandria and Mount Vernon

Today, we ate breakfast at 7:30 a.m and started to head out at about 8 o’clock. Our first stop was the Arlington Cemetery, which had amazing views and it is one of the largest military cemeteries. More than 400,000 bodies were buried here. Our second stop was Iwo Jima, which is a monument dedicated to the Marine Corps. Then, we went to have lunch at the Pentagon mall. Our third stop was George Washington’s house “Mount Vernon” which had amazing scenery and was quite large. This was a mansion, and he was buried here on his own home grounds as well.  Our fourth stop was the Alexandria ghost tour which was really fun because the stories were based on real facts, and our tour guide brought a lot of life to his stories. When we were waiting to have dinner, we noticed that one of the street names was called “Ross Alley,” which was quite a coincidence.  In conclusion, Day 3 was very exciting, and it intertwined with our American History unit. It was really interesting to be able to visualize what we learned in the previous week of our Field Academy classes.FullSizeRender-2 FullSizeRender-1 FullSizeRender-3 FullSizeRender IMG_8530