Re: Washington DC area and Thanks
Dan Moser (DanrMoser@AOL.COM)
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:04:13 -0500
Thanks to all who gave or offered travel advice for Troop 377's recent
trip to Washington D.C. We stayed in the Youth Center at Bolling Air Force
Base in the South East Section of Washington D.C. and arrived late Friday
Evening after a 3 1/2 hour drive in the rain. We ate breakfast Saturday &
Sunday and dinner Saturday in the Falcon's Feast Dining Hall on the base, and
as at the other bases we have stayed at the food was very good, the people
were very gracious and the price was very cheap.
Saturday we took the Metro to the Capitol South Station and walked from
there to the Capitol for a guided tour of the Capitol, arranged by our
Congressmen's office. From the Capitol we went to the Air and Space Museum,
the Museum of American History, and the National Archives. We were unble to
get the required tickets into the Washington Monument and due to the steady
rain all day decided to spend more time in the Smithsonian rather than walk
down to the Lincoln Memorial.
After dinner we drove to Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Md. It was
the scheduled evening for the Star Watch program but due to the rain they
showed a science video instead. This is a very interesting place to visit,
our Troop visited there on the way home from the Jamboree and took a tour of
the Center on that visit.
Sunday we went to the Washington Navy Yard, the rain had finally
stopped. The Navy Yard is the Home of the Navy Museum, the Marine Corps
Museum and a retired destroyer the U.S.S Barry. These are great places to
visit and the boys in our Troop really enjoyed them alot. (Maybe more than
This was our first visit as a Troop to our Nation's Capitol and the
boys are writing a list of places to see on the next trip.
Scoutmaster Troop 377
Stony Creek Mills, PA
I used to be a Raven.... NE-IV-92
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