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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…)

And Walk Some More in D.C.


11 May

I’m still a day behind in this, and I really don’t even know if anybody actually reads this, but, in case someone does read it, I post to share our trip experiences, and maybe help someone out with their own trip. Maybe it will inspire someone else to consider taking a trip like this. At the very least, it acts as a travel journal of sorts that I can look back on and say, “Oh, yeah, that’s when we did that,” or “I remember that!”

Day 10, Friday, May 10

Friday was a day we got up and out of the hotel room super early because I planned to attempt to get tickets for The Bureau of Engraving and Printing since I had failed to secure them ahead of time with my state representative, having submitted on the later side of things. We were out of the hotel room by 7:15am in hopes of getting to the place they hand out tickets by 8:00am (though some trip advisors said the line could start as early as 6:30!)

Unfortunately, we were only just getting off The Metro when we realized it was already 8:15am, but kept heading to our destination in hope of getting some tickets. We arrived in the front of the building (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…)

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