By Stef and HG
After our arrival at Washington D.C. we went to an office building for members of congress. We met former history teacher Rachel Sussman, whose roommate works for Senator Max Baucus. From there, some of his staff took us through a series of tunnels to a secret train, which basically consisted of a small, open train car which we rode to the Capital Building. Most of us were very excited about going on a secret train. We then waited on a series of lines, and eventually gained access to the gallery in the Capital Building. We were let in by groups by a very funny guard who made us all laugh once or twice. We walked around the gallery, looking at beautiful pieces of art, and then we went to the Senate meeting room, and watch Barbara Boxer, a senator, argue for the passage of a transportation jobs bill. We left all too soon, as we were only allowed about five minutes to watch the debate. We then left the building and took pictures outside of the Capitol Building, and asked our tour guides questions about the Capitol Building. Overall, we had an excellent time.
|We're riding the secret train!|