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A Day of Museums


17 May

Day 11, Saturday, May 11, 2013

Well, the weather report had said that Saturday was going to be a rainy day, so I planned ahead of time that this would be the day we’d do both the Smithsonian’s American History Museum and Natural History Museum. I had hoped to be done with the American History by lunch, eat lunch, and then head on over to the Natural History Museum, but by lunch we had only finished ONE of the three floors! I decided we’d eat lunch and then cover the rest a bit quicker, but it was probably at least 1:30 or 2:00 before we finished seeing the American History Museum, and that was with half the museum closed for renovations! It was interesting, but sadly lacking a lot of the things I remembered, or had hoped to see. I didn’t even realize until just now the Foucault Pendulum is gone! I looked it up and found out it was removed in the late ’90s.

The Natural History Museum (more…)

What do you do in DC? You WALK!


10 May

Day 8, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

This day was a total wash, seeing as how, other than a trip to IHOP (I didn’t feel like making our regular smoothies for breakfast) and a stop at Target for some items, we spent the whole day in the hotel room. Last week in Virginia it was often cold and windy and I had to battle my son to wear his coat (which he insisted he didn’t need on some days, even though it was quite cool) and along with the rainy experience from Tuesday, it finally caught up with him and he had a bad cold. I had heard it coming for a few days, but after the day in the rain and him waking up sounding horrible, we decided to stay in the hotel room despite our desire to head out and explore the city in better weather.

We spent the day resting and he received a healthy dose of juice, tea, soup, and some medicine to help out his cold.

Day 9, Thursday, May 9, 2013

After Wednesday’s not-so-fun hotel seclusion, we really wanted to be out and about, and we were both relieved when my son woke up feeling and sounding much better. I knew from the weather reports that it was going to be a glorious day, weatherwise and I had time to make up due to missing the day previously and not being able to do anything. Also, there was the fact I had pre-purchased tickets for a show at Ford’s theater on Thursday and I really didn’t want to have to forfeit on the tickets. So, we ate breakfast, got dressed, and decided to make the most of our day!

Ford’s Theater is an interesting place to visit. They have a museum inside you’re allowed to see that’s part of your ticket, and I also paid to see a performance they had going on there called, “One Destiny,” a skit that featured two men who portrayed several men (including Mr. Ford) who were (more…)

Did I mention that


05 May

Virginia is GORGEOUS?!! Green. Green. GREEN. Lots of trees. It’s just a beautiful place, and driving it is so much fun! Dealing with the expressway signs isn’t always the easiest thing in the world here in Virginia, but so far I haven’t managed to get TOO lost. Yesterday was an exception though, and even though I was lost I was having FUN because it was just so beautiful to be driving through the area, I didn’t care at the time if I was driving 10 or 20 miles out of the way(I didn’t actually, it ended up circling back around like I thought it would – eventually.)

Day 5, May 5, 2013

Anyway, today we headed out for Jamestown Settlement and our second day of Williamsburg. Jamestown had different areas, which started off with a museum-type exhibit with various artifacts (more…)

Washington, D.C. Fundraising


01 Sep

What better way to teach then through travel? You can go to places where historical events took place, learn about famous people in history, and take part in events that help you learn the things you’ve been taught and only heard about. That’s why this spring I hope to make American History come to life for my fifth grader by visiting our nation’s capital. Yep, this upcoming spring we hope to go to Washington, D.C.!

There’s only one small little problem. The money. It costs quite a bit to go on a trip like the one I’m hoping to take him on. When I went on my trip to Washington, D.C. in eighth grade it was 5 days and everything was rush, rush, rush. The places we didn’t have to really rush through we still had barely enough time to visit and see. I’d like to extend the time of our trip a bit longer than that and hopefully get time to see all the important and fun things our capital has to offer, along with, hopefully, taking a side trip to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown.

Maybe it’s insane, but we think we can do it.

Now this isn’t a plea to get you to come and buy something you have no intention of buying or no desire to have. However, if for some reason you were planning on buying any magazines or restaurant.com giftcards or are looking into gifts closer to Christmastime, maybe you could consider visiting our website and taking a look. If anything appeals to you – great! If not, no biggie, maybe you could just pass on the link for us. Any help towards meeting our goal would be great and even just sharing our fundraising link with others who might be interested would be really appreciated.

Here’s our link, so feel free to take a look and/or pass it on to share with others.

http://my.fundraising.com/jgwashingtondc2013

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