Very cool! She looked up the history of St. Elizabeth's before she left this morning. I think it started as a psychiatric hospital, then when the Civil War happened, they opened it to the wounded. Then as the Nat'l Zoo was being constructed, some of the animals lived there! Right now it's under construction. It's very old, as you can imagine, and in dire need of refurbishing. It's not in a good neighborhood and I do worry about easy child there. I'm hoping that if she gets the internship (students at Geo Wash Univ are required to work/volunteer in their fields) that she at least learns to wear flat shoes and not carry a purse. I can't wait for her to call this afternoon and update us. : P.S. If you are very young, you may not remember that Hinkley was the one who shot Pres. Reagan.