Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception #DCtrip2019

This post is  way over due.  Here we are planning for the DC trip for my son and I haven't even posted anything about the trip that my daughter and I had last year.  My computer has finally crashed so I have no way of posting all of the events that happened last year.  Considering how busy our year was last year with lots of events involving our daughter.  It's gonna be so hard for me to catch with all of them when I get a new computer.  Right now, I am trying to use my husband's laptop but it has limited access to posting photos and other things.  Luckily, I was able to upload these photos before the computer crashed.
Anyway, we departed on May 3rd of 2019 to DC. I decided to chaperone since I have never gone to DC before. I thought it would be a great experience for me and my daughter together although I  know that she wouldn't want to hang out with me but at least I can see her enjoy the trip with her friends.  Our bus left at 6:30 am.  We were suppose to arrive  around 11:45 in Basilica but our bus missed an exit so we got delayed a little.  We didn't get to attend the  public mass but we were able to tour this humongous shrine. 
The exterior design of the shrine  is very impressive but I love the interior's intricate details.
With a big group of people touring, it was hard hearing the soft-spoken tour guide. I can tell how knowledgeable he was but I wish that the tour guide has a louder voice.
I will just let the photos speaks for itself since I could barely remember what was said during the tour.

I can't imagine how much it cost to build this shrine and to put all thew details, even the ceiling is so intricate. ...

Even the lighting is different from this church.
We only had a day of rest from our 3-day history bowl Charleston trip before we departed to DC so we were all still very physically  exhausted.
I am glad that the kids had to wear  a color-themed t-shirt each day, it's easier to identify them from the crowded place.

Lots of interesting things to see and information to take in, all we could do is absorb what we can and  enjoy the journey.  I finally got the chance to take a picture with my daughter.
Kids are exhausted and they were all complaining about their photos being taken but what's the beauty of it if we don't have photos to look back into so just smile for us ladies and gents, you'll be glad to see these photos in the years to come. This is a trip that you will only do once as a group so just enjoy every moment of it.  It's a joy for us parents to capture these moments.

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