This is our Gally gang after the show. We hiked back to the Metro and then hiked back to Gallaudet. I was concerned it was sheer torture for my daughter, but well, here is her account:
"it was okay.... although I was wishing I was sleep walking so I wouldn't feel the tiredness in my legs. I nearly fell asleep while we were waiting for the Metro. When we got back, Mom and I wanted to soak our feet in hot water, but we didn't have any hot water tubs, so we unfolded the bench in our shower and showered our feet. It felt good! It was definately worth it to see the fireworks, although they were very loud! (65 times louder than the movie clip). The bangs from the fireworks exploding came after the fireworks, since light travels faster than sound. So there was silent fireworks and then BANG!! I want to see the fireworks again, up close, next year, and take a video of all of it!"