Where in the world for the week of 12/24/19

From left, Gretchen Jehle, Connor Sable and Kurt Sable of Quincy take a break in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. over Thanksgiving break. They rode the elevators to the top of the Washington Monument to take in the amazing views. At the National Archives they gazed at the original Declaration of Independence and Constitution. In the Library of Congress they viewed Thomas Jefferson’s own books. Touring the Capitol Building they saw statues of famous Americans such as Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks and Alexander Hamilton. They visited the memorials for Lincoln, Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. and went to see a play at Ford’s Theater where Lincoln was assassinated. Museum highlights included viewing the Hope Diamond, a megalodon (big shark) and a narwhal, the Wright Brothers’ airplane, Neil Armstrong’s space suit, and the original ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz. The Smithsonian Museums are full of national treasures and free for all to enjoy. Next time you travel, share where you went by taking your local newspaper along and including it in a photo. Then email the photo to [email protected] Photo submitted