Mr. Cwiklinski Goes to Washington

I just got back from Washington DC. While I was there I visited the Museum of Natural History and saw the dinosaur bones. I also went to the National Gallery of Art. I saw the Joan Miro exhibit in the Modern Art section, and I saw paintings by Picasso. What really made an impression on me though, was in the other wing of the museum; I saw that famous picture of Napoleon standing in his office, hand in coat. You’ve probably seen copies of it. And I was there, and I saw the actual original with my own two eyes! I’m glad that the museums are free.

I also competed in the Capitol Hill Classic, which is a 3K race. You can see the Capitol building as you run. It was very strenuous and I had to take breaks to walk. I came in 98th. My brothers and sister ran in the race too, and they did very well, better than me.

I love going to DC. I used to live near there and I would visit a lot. I remember I liked the Museum of American History because of the steam engine there. Once when I was really little, I visited the White House on Easter and took part in the annual egg roll. Roger Clinton, Bill’s brother, was there and he was wearing rabbit ears on his head. I think I won the race by throwing my egg across the finish line, but I don’t know if that’s a factual recollection. I do remember thinking however that it seemed easy for someone to climb over the fence and sneak into the White House. There wasn’t a visible plethora of Secret Servicemen around, you see. I wondered if I could live inside the White House, undiscovered.

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