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Paco's perspective

Hello, Key Clubbers! It’s me, Paco the Penguin. (I'm the handsome guy in blue in the picture below.)

Are you ready for the 2013 Key Club International convention this summer? I can’t wait! I had never been to Washington, D.C., before, so I traveled to the capital of the United States to check out a few of the amazing sites. 

First, I rode through town on the Metro—what a fun ride! I noticed everyone staring at me, and I was a little freaked out. Then I realized why: They were reading my T-shirt about The Eliminate Project

As Key Clubbers, we are always shooting for the stars, so I thought I might go see some at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The museum has the largest collection of historic air and spacecrafts in the world, as well as its own observatory. I even had the chance to fly a plane—using a simulator, that is. (Everyone knows penguins can’t fly!) 

After exploring the galaxy, I spent the rest of the day in another museum—the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. I hung out with a new friend, Kermit the Frog, and saw some awesome exhibits about American pop culture, music and sports. Did you know the museum has the original ruby red slippers Dorothy wears in “The Wizard of Oz?”

The rest of my vacation went by in a blur—canoe rides on the Potomac, yummy chili dogs from Ben’s Chili Bowl, even a trip to see some of my cousins at the National Zoo. I might not remember all the details, but I remember how much fun I had! 

The best fun is still yet to come. Join more than 1,500 Key Clubbers (and me!) at the Key Club International convention, July 3–7, 2013. See you in Washington, D.C.!