This is a goodbye post. Sort of.
During the next few days, from the twelfth to the nineteenth, I’ll be traveling. Washington, D.C. is my destination!
So this is a post to let my readers know that during that time, I won’t be here. Not really. I have posts scheduled, and those who use Facebook to stay updated on new posts have hopefully noticed that my WordPress posts now automatically appear in my feed – I don’t need to manually share the links anymore.
But, thanks to a lack of Internet (no big deal – besides, it’ll probably be good for me), I won’t be able to moderate and respond to comments as frequently as I usually do… or maybe even at all. I’m not sure. The hotels will probably have Internet but I can’t bring my computer so I’d have to wait my turn for any computers that might be in the lobby. Plus, I’ll probably be too busy anyway, too tired each evening to bother checking email and the like.
So I’ll try to get to comments when I can, but I’m not really worried about it. I’m more concerned about having fun!
What am I doing in Washington, D.C.? Good question. I am going
on official business for the President because I won a local essay contest. (Sorry, can’t say any more than that – I shouldn’t say which group I’m going with because SAFETY REASONS.) I’ll spend the week with about seventy other high school juniors, all of us from Indiana. And we’ll meet groups from almost all the other states, too!
I’m really excited. A week of traveling! And having fun! And possibly making new friends! I’m most excited, however, because I love D.C. It’s not my favorite city (can I get a YAY for San Francisco?), but it is a pretty cool city. This will be my third time there – I went once with my family when I was thirteen and then last year I traveled there because I won an essay contest through 4-H. (Wow, look at me, little miss essay-writer. But why not? I thought I might as well try, even if I didn’t think I’d win, because I might surprise myself.) But I didn’t write about that trip. I should have.
Anyway. It’ll be fun to revisit some of my favorite places. And by “favorite places,” I mean “the whole entire city.”
I probably shouldn’t say exactly which places I’ll visit (because SAFETY REASONS again – I don’t want any stalkers) but let’s just say that there will be a lot of museums and memorials and a few meetings with actual senator-representative-y-people (!).
So, yeah. I’m pretty excited. We’ll also do a bunch of activities with the other states’ groups. And about twenty kids from my group, including myself, are competing for scholarships / possible further trips to D.C. There’s a speech contest and we have to talk about a leader we admire, so I chose Eleanor Roosevelt. I might post my speech later, if anyone is interested.
Well, I think that’s enough rambling for one day. I hope everyone reading this has a nice week – I know I will!