From the Road
by Grant Doyle
I was in DC the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. It was great for getting around because the crowds are real light compared to March & April. We were able to move around and get into places without waiting in lines of students already there. The buses can park and remain parked without worry from the local police.
A rare cold front moved in on the first day and dropped temps into the low 20’s. It didn’t snow because it was too cold so we were able to get around without difficulty. The second day the temps started out at 25 degrees with the wind blowing at 20mph all day. It felt like it was in single digits outside. By the time that the sun set everyone was thoroughly cold. The students were great in spite of the cold days touring.
We were able to see some things that weren’t even on the itinerary. I had a group of seasoned chaperones on the tour. That is always a plus when you’re moving students around town. This is a great group of students and chaperones to travel with.