Sophie Bear
Bears big holiday  


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Sarah goes on a tour of America...

The last section of the tour was another long drive from Niagara Falls to Washington DC. Washington DC is the capital city of the USA - just like London is to us!

On the way to Washington, the coach stopped at McDonalds. Sarah had a strawberry milkshake.


After 13 hours on the coach, Sarah arrived at her hotel. The hotel was on the other side of the Potomac River to Washington D.C. Sarah had a quick drink and went straight to bed. Night Night!!

The next day, the coach took Sarah to Washington D.C. She visited Arlington Cemetery and lots of memorials. The memorials were for soldiers who had died. Some bigger memorials were for old presidents. Mrs Keen explained that in America, a president is like a prime minister.

Sarah took a photograph of the Lincoln Memorial.


Sarah also visited the White House. This is where the president of the United States lives. His name is George Bush. Sarah could not see Mr Bush because he was on holiday.

She went back to see him later but he was still not there!!


After lunch, Sarah went to some museums. She visited the national air and space museum. While they were there they met Magellan Bear. He is a famous traveller bear - just like Sarah, Sophie and Little Bear. He's travelled around the world though. Sarah stopped for a chat with him to ask directions!


Sarah also visited the national history museum. Sophie had told her all about the dinosaurs she had seen in London. Sarah was very excited when she saw the dinosaurs. They were very old.

She also saw some big diamonds. They cost a lot of money.



On the way back to the hotel, the coach passed this big building on a hill. It is called the Capitol. This is where important people talk about how to run the country. In England, we have the Houses of Parliament.


In the evening, they went to see some more buildings and waterfalls. She looked out over the whole of the city from the Roosevelt Memorial. Across the water she could see the Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.

It had been a very busy day of sightseeing. Sarah was exhausted. She fell asleep on the coach!


Parent's Note

In Washington, Sarah stayed in the delightfully colonial town of Alexandria - just over the Potomac. There's a great Christmas shop in Alexandria if you are there. The Smithsonian Museums are great to visit and because they are quite airy you can take them at your own pace and not feel overwhelmed. Generally good for children and little bears.

Mrs Keen visited the National Air and Space museum and the Natural History museum. Both were very interesting. She also visited Arlington Cemetery (with Elizabeth - a guide), the Vietnam, Korea, WWII, Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson Memorials, the Kennedy centre for performing arts and the Roosevelt Memorial - which is in a particularly good location down by the Potomac.





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Little Bear & Sophie Bear are travelling teddies who live with Mrs Keen, a UK based Early Years teacher from Chelmsford, Essex. Their site contains fun games to play and a diary of their exciting adventures around the UK and abroad. The site aims to be educational for 4-6 year olds, fun for everyone and includes hints for parents on days out and games to play with little ones!

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