Tuesday, August 14, 2007

from Friday to Monday

On Friday, we went to the library and saw The Gordon W. Prange Collection. The collection was a very important material to know how GHQ inspected published matter. I was surprised that such collection was preserved in the library in the University of Maryland.

On Saturday, we visited Annapolis by bus. After we saw the beautiful building of Maryland State House, we went shopping in the town. Then, I was happy to enjoy the scenery of Chesapeake Bay. Although the sunlight was too strong, the salt breeze was so comfortable.

Sunday was the Museums day. I went to National Museum of the American Indian in the morning. There were so many Indian costumes in the museum, and I saw the video of their strange dance and song. Also, I went to National Museum of Natural History in the afternoon. A lot of fossils and stuffed mammals’ body were exhibited; especially I was impressed by dinosaurs’ bones. Then, I visited some memorials in Washington, D.C., and on the return road I saw the Washington Monument lighted up by the evening sun.

On Monday, we have three choices to visit in the afternoon, and I decided to go to the Aviation Museum at College Park Airport. I didn’t know that there was an airport in College Park, and so I was surprised that the airport was built about a hundred years ago and was the oldest in the world.


Hiromi said...

Hello, Ikumi!
I enjoyed reading your post about what you did and the places you visited. ^^ Also, I liked how you made the links for the websites of the places you visited because it definitely helps me know more about them!

Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the program!

Nina Liakos said...

Great job with the links, Ikumi! I love the fact that they are pink. You did a great job summarizing four days of frenetic activity!

Dennis said...

Hello, Ikumi.

What an excellent summary of your activities on Friday through Monday! I was particularly impressed with the links you provided for the three museums! Good job!

I think you made the most of your time during your trip to the U.S.!

Very best wishes--

Dennis in Phoenix