WASHINGTON (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – Nine Carson High School students along with their teacher touched down in Washington D.C. Friday for the Presidential Inauguration and they say they've been going nonstop since they arrived.
"Especially when you live on the opposite side of the country this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a lot of people," Carson High School junior Dennise Mena says.
They've spent just one whole day in Washington D.C. and already they say it's been an adventure.
"That's what these trips are all about you come out all this way and you get in as much as you can while you're here," Carson High School Government teacher Angila Golik says.
News 4 caught up with the group of 10 from Carson High on the phone Saturday while they were on the bus traveling from one location to another.
So far the group had made it to about half a dozen places like the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol Building, the Korean Memorial, the White House, and the Library of Congress.
"I've fallen in love with the Library of Congress it is the most amazing building I have ever seen, it just takes your breath away," Mena says.
The five day trip didn't come easy it took months of preparation and each student helped fundraise for the trip and average of $500 to $600.
Then families stepped up and helped the rest of the way footing about $1,500.
Sunday the group plans on having a similar day with a trip to the Holocaust Museum and the Arlington National Cemetery.
Then Monday, the group will be a part of history and attend the Presidential Inauguration.
For some it's their first time in D.C., for others its their second, but most agree this trip in particular is an opportunity of a lifetime.