|Cloudy and warm today. We got up early and had breakfast. We unhooked the camper from the car and drove to the metro station (in Largo, MD). My favorite thing about today was seeing the White House. The metro was fun and went really fast. We went to the spy museum first; it was awesome! We had to pick a spy name for our cover. Mine was Jane Meyer, age 13 from Sweetwater, TN. I was going on vacation to Dublin, Ireland for 7 days. I passed the "knowing your cover" test. I learned that spies are really all around you and you don't really know who they are. I learned how to pick a lock--it was cool. I want to find a spy kit with a lock picking set. I learned that in WWII, the Japanese would crack all our codes except the Navajo Indian language so we used code talkers and the Japanese never figured it out. I bought some souvenirs: a keychain and a UV code pen. After the spy museum, we had a hot dog from a street vendor. It was good. Then we went to the White House Visitor Center. zit was OK but it would have been better to be in the real White House. I learned that every time a president is elected, they get to remodel the oval office. This is the last day they were open at the visitor center because they are closing to remodel. I bought a cool t shirt from a street vendor. We walked and walked to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. I saw Amelia Earhart's airplane. I went in the nose of an airplane; it was cool and the bathroom was really tiny. I saw the real Wright Brothers airplane made in 1903.I rode in a simulator with Grandpa. It went from really slow airplanes to a really fast jet. After that, we walked and walked again to the Washington Monument. It was pretty cool. There are 50 flags around it. It's 555 ft. tall. We couldn't go up in it because it's closed from an earthquake in 2011 and it cracked so it's being repaired. I got a picture of the back of the White House on the way that was awesome--it looked just like the key chain picture I had. Then we walked and walked to the Lincoln Memorial. It was huge! The reflecting pool was mostly drained because they're working on it but we still got a good picture of the Washington Monument reflection. We saw the Vietnam Memorial and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. By this time, we were hot, hungry and our feet hurt. But we'd seen everything we'd wanted to see except to get a picture by the White House. We walked around to the front of the White House, still looking for a place to eat. We found the front of the White House. It was really pretty and we took our pictures. We couldn't find anyplace to eat so we decided to take the metro back to the car and find something there. When we got back to the car, it was 9:45 pm. We'd been gone 11 hours!!!. It was an amazing day! But I was really tired.