Troop 449 took advantage of the 3-day weekend and traveled to Washington, DC to do some sight-seeing and work on Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. We started with a Saturday night tour of the Mall with the lights on the monuments. This ranged from the silly antics of the scouts at the Washington Monument to the spectacular fountains of the WWII memorial, to the eerie glow of the Korean War Memorial. Saturday, we scattered around the Mall, visiting the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Air & Space, among others. Stopped briefly at the capital for a picture of your correspondent. Had dinner Saturday at Ben’s Chili Bowl, a piece of Washington History! Drove back Monday, after visiting Arlington National Cemetary. All in all a great trip!