Another day of 100+ degree temperatures, but we pushed through it. We were up early and disappointed to find most of the museums don't open until 10am! We made a very brief visit to the Library of Congress before going to the Capitol steps to meet our representative, Rob Woodall. He was kind enough to talk with us for about 30 minutes. He was very complimentary of the boys' appearance and the fact they were in complete uniforms.
We then walked to the National Archives and saw the Declaration of
Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
From there we went to the Ford theater to see where Lincoln was assassinated. We then went over to the White House and walked around the ellipse where we saw the Boy Scout Memorial.
We weren't done yet. We also visited the WWII, Vietnam, and Lincoln memorials. We took refuge in the Lincoln monument during a brief but heavy thunderstorm.
Everywhere we go people stop us to ask where we are from and to share stories about their scouts. Today alone we met 3 Eagle Scouts and they encouraged the boys to stick with it.
We boarded our buses and headed back to Fort Lee. We stopped for some Mexican food with Señor Scott along the way.