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Well, it’s upon us. The ultimate homeschooling trip….


04 May

Earlier in the year I mentioned that we were fundraising for a trip to Washington, D.C. and now we’re here!!! We caught a late flight and arrived in Virginia this past Wednesday morning! Two weeks. Virginia. DC. Sites and monuments. One heck of a trip!!

I admit I was a BIT nervous. I have never taken a trip of this length before, but the days are going by quickly and it’s going quite well! I came well armed with a stack of Google directions for places to go and so far they haven’t led me too far astray.

Day 1, Wednesday May 1, 2013

We arrived tired after a red-eye flight but were excited to be here. We got breakfast and then were on our way to finding stuff since check-in wasn’t until late afternoon. We went to see Shirley Plantation. A glorious house that still has private residents living there, with tons of history. The thing that stood out for me was this was where Robert E. Lee’s mother grew up and got married. Interesting stuff. We went on the tour and it was just four of us and the tour guide and my son was able to ask questions to his heart content. Loved it!
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