IC/DC: Invisible Children’s Lobby Days in Washington D.C.
Talk about a meaningful summer vacation!
I just got back from visiting Washington D.C., where I went with two of my friends — Aaustin and Stefan — to lobby for Invisible Children!
It was the first time I’d ever gone to the nation’s capitol, so we went a few days early and stayed in a hostel so we could explore. Our first nights in the hostel weren’t bad, but on our last night, there were half a dozen drunk German men who couldn’t speak English yelling at each other and it was slightly terrifying!
We got to check out a ton of cool stuff while we were in the city! We saw the Capitol building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the White House. We also toured the Smithsonian, and then National Air and Space Museum!
Me and Aaustin at the Washington Monument
Touching a piece of the moon at the air and space museum!
After we had our touring, we got to lobby in D.C. We went to informative meetings that told us how to go about doing so, and then split up into states to talk to our legislators. It was cool!
Afterward, we attended a concert downtown. Bryce Avary performed and it was awesome.
And finally, on my way out of town, I made the impromptu decision to get a bit of ink! Whoops. Sorry Mom and Dad!