Vacation 2017

The Jefferson Memorial

We had passed it a few times heading back and forth from our van to other destinations (the parking lot is free and vacant most of the time, so we used it to save money), but our last visit on this trip-of-a-lifetime was the Jefferson Memorial. We would actually stop this time. When I had… Continue reading The Jefferson Memorial

Vacation 2017

The Vietnam and FDR Memorials

After seeing the Lincoln Memorial, we visited the nearby Vietnam Memorial before making our way back to the van. On our way, we discovered the memorial to FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. I had never seen either of these monuments before. The Vietnam Memorial was a somber place. As a young girl, I saw an interview… Continue reading The Vietnam and FDR Memorials

Vacation 2017

The World War II Memorial

As we made our way past the Washington Monument, we came upon the World War II Memorial. When I came to DC in high school, this memorial was not completed. It was exciting to see it in person since I am a history lover and an admirer of the WWII era in particular. From Wikipedia:… Continue reading The World War II Memorial

Vacation 2017

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

After we toured the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Terry, Mitchell, Leslie, Laci, Matthew and I went to see the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History while Lauren headed back to see the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for the second time. When I came to D.C. in 1996, I wasn’t able to see the Museum… Continue reading The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Vacation 2017

The Smithsonian Museum of American History

After our tour of the United States Capitol, we headed over to see the Smithsonian Museum of American History. It has an amazing collection of both historical and pop culture items. If you can only see one Smithsonian museum on your visit to D.C., this is the one I would recommend, although they are all… Continue reading The Smithsonian Museum of American History

Vacation 2017

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

After our meal at the food truck, we took off for our next destination, which happened to be the┬áreason Lauren wanted to visit D.C.: The Air and Space Museum! We didn’t have very far to walk to get to it from the Holocaust Museum. As we entered, we were nervous about Mitchell’s Swiss Army knife… Continue reading The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum