I lived right outside of Boston my whole life and I have been living in Boston for the last 4 years. Hearing about the bombings and watching the bombings was the scariest thing I have ever been through. I never thought something like this could happen in my home, our home. Thankfully, Bostonians are some of the strongest willed people in the world. I know that we will all come together and help each other mourn about that horrible day.
Our information session at the Washington Center was very eye opening to me. I never realized working for the government or the private sector was even an option for me. The benefits seemed great, especially paying up to $10,000 a year in student loans. Learning that alone made me really consider this route. I am doing more research about the options I may have and the types of jobs that are available and the opportunities seem endless.
The Crime Museum was definitely a highlight of the trip for me. It was interactive which made it that much better. It was fun snapping a picture in a line up, hacking into a safe, and we even escaped from jail. The best part was doing the forensics lab. We worked together, found Fred’s murders, and brought them to justice!
These torture devices were something I have never seen before, but thought were rather interesting.
This device was used for pirates. People would put captured pirates in their to show a warning to other pirates of the consequences.
The Thumbscrew was a milder form of torture. They would use this on prisoners when they needed a confession or more informartion.
Ted Bundy and Bonnie and Clyde’s cars became just as infamous as their own stories and murders. Bundy’s beetle was a death trap he would lure his victims in his attractive 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. Bonnie and Clyde’s bullet-riddled car is also on display at the Crime museum. Seeing the bullet holes all over the side of the car really paints a picture in your imagination of their capture.
The last day in D.C. was a sad one to say, I definitely enjoyed the entire trip with everyone, I don’t think a trip could have ever been as fun as this. Everyone from Ms. Spencer to Janet Kuser and Kristen Sherman made the trip such a good time. I know for myself I was scared at the airport, because the events of the bombings in Boston just happened. I think the want to stay in D.C. became stronger not only for myself, but for everyone else as well. All I know is that regardless of those facts, I wish we were able to take another trip down again.