I had to make a trip to our nation’s capital because I’m fascinated with history. I was there for three days and saw everything that the city had to offer: The Washington Monument, Capitol Building, Watergate Hotel, Library of Congress, Declaration of Independence, Smithsonian, Holocaust Museum, and the Arlington Cemetery, where I saw John F. Kennedy’s gravesite. I also visited both the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorial. I made a stop in Chinatown, and even visited a really cool spy museum.
My favorite part of the trip was being able to tour the White House. The White House has been the home of every president in the United States since 1800, when John Adams was president. It was such a powerful experience to walk through it and visit some of the rooms.
I wasn’t able to get any photos because they don't allow you to take anything inside including your camera. After walking through the White House, I exited on the porch and just stared at the Washington Monument with two secret service agents guarding the sides of the door.
I soaked in the power and had a few moments to myself imagining what it would be like to be POTUS and one of the most powerful people on Earth. I feel lucky that I got to tour the White House, because as of March 9, 2013, the tours have been cancelled until further notice.