Hello again, Book Bear here!
When we last met, I was boarding a plane to Washington DC, en-route to the Library of Congress. What a place! On a rainy day, I sheltered in the marble hallways of one of the most stunning libraries in the world, browsing through Thomas Jefferson’s bookshelves and making more new friends in the Young Readers Centre. Next, I visited the viewing gallery of the Reading Room – I think I look angry in this picture because I couldn’t go all the way in but what a view!
It was still raining by the end of my tour so I walked through the underground tunnel that links the Library of Congress with the Capitol building. After a quick look round the visitor’s centre and some selfies in front of the building, a break in the rain meant I could embark on a walk down the National Mall, taking in the sights of the Washington Monument before ending up at the National Air and Space Museum. There, I saw the Lunar Module and walked around the exhibits, learning all about the history of flight. Despite having tired feet, I ended the day having a quick browse around a book shop I stumbled across and was happy to see one of my favourite author, Philip Pullman’s latest book well displayed.
The final leg of my journey took me, by train, to the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple … yes, that’s right – New York City! But that is a story for next time. See you then!