Cascade Academy Group Tours Historical D.C.

Twenty-three students from Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash., recently confronted humidity, blisters, and lots of walking as they studied the nation’s history in Washington, D.C.

Led by Gene and Tonia Roemer, Jim and Tammy Martin, and Mike Prey, they visited FBI headquarters, the Smithsonian, Ford’s Theater, and all major monuments and important buildings.

They attended a musical at Ford’s Theater, ate dinner at a local restaurant, watched a theatrical presentation at the Kennedy Center, rode aboard the Spirit of the Potomac to Mt. Vernon, saw the changing of the guard at the Arlington National Cemetery Grave of the Unknown Soldier, and spent an evening at the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean memorials.

Each student received a Metro card and $20 a day for food, and many shopped at grocery stores and ate in their youth hostel rooms to save money for other purchases.

While the hostel offered less than four-star accommodations, it provided a roof over their heads and relief from heat and humidity.

Though it rained for more than two days during the tour, group members enjoyed the sights and admit they learned a lot. •

September 01, 2002 / Upper Columbia Conference