Hope For The Future

Units #8, #9, & #10 / 412 - Constitution Gardens, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial "They were just 18. Babies," a woman in her late 60s said after photographing this sculpture at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And in that moment I was struck in a way I hadn't been at other National Mall park units. Most of the figures honored in previous units had existed far before my time, making it harder for me to relate. And even though I wasn't alive for the Vietnam war, it was heavy for me in the same way it was for the lady reflecting on the sculpture. Perhaps it was because I thought at any moment an actual Vietnam veteran might walk by. Or perhaps it was because the school

Greener Pastures

Unit #7 / 412 - Greenbelt Park It rained for a record 15 consecutive days in Washington D.C. from April 27 - May 11. It rained so much that I would wake up and just assume the day would be gray and dreary. It rained so much that I wondered why my trip's launch had to start on April 29. Which is why my sunny day spent at Greenbelt Park in suburban Washington D.C. was extra resplendent. When you've been cooped up inside, feeling wet and cold during the month of May, you really appreciate when the sun finally returns--and you wonder if this is how people in Seattle feel all the time. Before I visited Greenbelt Park, I also wondered what would make this otherwise ordinary patch of green special

Frequently Asked Questions

As any given article, post, or interview can't provide all the details, a number of "Frequently Asked Questions" have arisen. Below are answers to some common questions, and I'll update as/if more come along. "How is Mikah funding this trip? And his earlier travel?" Growing up, my parents always said if I wanted to go to college I'd have to pay for it by myself. Hoping to both leave my home state of Nebraska and to travel, I worked throughout high school and saved for this goal. When I couldn't afford to leave Nebraska, I enrolled at the local university and tried again after a year. I was fortunate to receive a life-changing full-tuition music scholarship to the University of Memphis, then

Memorials and More

Units #4, #5, & #6 / 412 - (National) World War II Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Having lived in Washington D.C. for the past 4 years, I admit I didn't always use the Memorials for their intended purpose. More often the finale to a good date, their moonlit facades were only made better by the complete lack of tourists at the hour. But that's one of the great parts of our national parks. They aren't just for one purpose. When I stand at the footstep of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and gaze across the tidal basin at the Jefferson Memorial, I follow Martin's eyes and wonder what he'd think about staring at a slave owner. And even as

Theatre To Die For

Unit #3 / 412 - Ford's Theatre National Historic Site ​ I tried hard to come up with a summarizing phrase other than "theatre to die for," but it's difficult to find a more fitting saying to describe Ford's Theatre. It was death, after all, that thrust this otherwise ordinary theatre into the spotlight after the events of April 14, 1865. But the air of murder surrounding this national park isn't just for tourists of today. It was also known to Abraham Lincoln in his own lifetime. The ever present risk of assassination was so great that even after winning the Presidency of the United States, Lincoln had to walk the streets of Washington in disguise. Like the threat to his life, Lincoln wa
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