Hi all unfortunately we didn't see anything of Raleigh as are hotel far to the north. The drive to Washington Dc was the longest we have had. But we did stop in Richmond, Virginia. It was beautiful and we went through the V.D.U. Virginia district university and saw the fraternity and society houses. It was so clean and interesting. We drove past Langley Virginia it's either F.B.I or C.I.A headquarters. We finally got to Dc. Had dinner and got back on the bus to do a three hour bus tour dc sunset/ night tour. We picked up a tour guide named Camden a women who studied history in UCL london. and now is a professional historian. She write books and give tours and lectures on Us history. The tour was half bus half walking. So we saw capitol hill, white house, washington monument and the statue of Abraham Lincoln and the reflection pool and others. The security presence he is impressive. We were warned not walk on wall or certain steps not to touch anything and no swimming in the reflection pool. That was my first thought.it was allowed in forest Gump. Moving onto to the next day (today). We got up early this morning to go to see Arlington national cemetery. It was amazing for pictures but possibly the most depressing place to be eArly on a Saturday. We went from there to the national mall. To see all the Smithsonian museums. There are multiple of them. I got really into the natural history museum. Especially the floor to do with the sea. It was incredible. I then went onto national art museum., national archives , Hirshorn museum and sculpture garden. And about three other museums. I didn't get to see the national air and space museum as it was too busy.tommorrow as its a Sunday most of the museum are shut. So I a fairly leisurely day planned visiting some of other popular parts Of Dc I will be tackling the metro. Wish me luck. Tonight we are going out to Adams Morgan a popular part of dc fir the students. Then hitting the bars. Will update e everyone tommorrow.