I became a Social Studies teacher because: I love American history.
My favorite DC museum is: While not technically a museum, I love walking in the Capitol; the Rotunda, Statuary Hall, Crypt, House and Senate galleries, etc.
I went here to: See the 2nd Inauguration of President Obama. I also attended the first term inaugurations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. I had the opportunity to bring some of my students and I was happy they could attend.
I traveled here with: My cousin, Dr. Joe Graney, along with Herndon High Students Nadine (German exchange student), Deusama, Sayma, Carina and Tammi.
The best way to travel here is: By car, if you leave early enough and reserve a parking spot beforehand.
Be sure to pack: Water and warm clothes.
The best thing I ate was: Pastry at Rep. Jose Serrano’s reception after the inauguration.
When I travel here, I always eat at: Tortilla Coast - great Mexican food.
I wish I hadn't: No regrets, it was a great fun.
Don't miss: Checking out all the interesting things the sidewalk vendors are selling.
Next time I will definitely: Go again and wear warmer shoes.
My favorite part of the trip was: Watching the reactions of my students to everything that was going on.
My advice would be: Go, it is worth all the logistical challenges.