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 Washington Monument

One sight we couldn’t miss in D.C. was the Washington Monument. Mostly because you can see it from almost any vantage point at the nation’s capitol. After we had seen as many of the Smithsonian Museums as we could squeeze in, we reserved a day for touring monuments. The remaining posts from D.C. are all… Continue reading The Washington Monument

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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

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The United States Capitol

To tour the United States Capitol, you will need to get an appointment via your Representative or Senator. You must have photo I.D. and your reservation number with you, and you should arrive fifteen minutes early for your tour. You may have a purse and camera with you, but prepare to be searched. Something to… Continue reading The United States Capitol

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The Library of Congress

After our amazing tour of the White House, we went back to our vehicle which we parked at the Reagan Building. I got my purse and Nikon because I couldn’t have those items at the White House, and there is no storage area for items at the White House, either. If you have prohibited items… Continue reading The Library of Congress

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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

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

After warming up and getting a snack at the cafe next door to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, we went to the Holocaust Museum nearby. This was Lauren’s senior trip, so we let her choose most of the stops we made, and this is one she wanted to see. I must admit that I… Continue reading The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Vacation 2017

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

We made it into D.C. on Monday, March 6, for our first full day of exploring. Today I am sharing about a place that is important to every single American, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where they make money…literally. To visit this interesting locale, you must have a scheduled tour, no “walk -ins”. To… Continue reading Bureau of Engraving and Printing