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We had a great time visiting George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. It was very interesting and educational while being a lot less busy and not as hot as the day before in D.C. Brian spent about an hour total throughout the day at the fully operational blacksmith shop and has determined he is ready to start his apprenticeship as a blacksmith. We …
We traveled to Washington DC on our first day. The kids did well in the car considering that we left at 6am. We saw The Mall, Washington Monument, White House, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Capital, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and Pentagon. We walked several miles and the kids did awesome with the heat and Brian's sore legs. We did catch …
... the dots for us to the remaining few years of his life. The museum was very interesting, it contained the actual gun used to assasinate Lincoln, all the history behind John Wilkes Booth as well as other interesting artifacts. I didn't realise just how much of an impact Lincoln had after his death. Even today his memorial is used as a symbol of freedom for millions of people. Next stop... The White House We had to pinch ourselves today, we were ...
I woke up in the a.m. to Chris slipping out the door with Marc to take care of car battery business. Grateful that I would not have to be involved I hopped out to don my bathing suit for one last dip in the ocean.
I walked into the water a bit and would have totally gone all the way in until I noticed a substantial drop off after a few meters. I figured having to find me drowning in the ocean and changing a battery would probably be too much in one ...
... all idealists that want to make America all it could be. Even if I have opinions and my own ideal of what I would like our country to be like, I really can appreciate the process.
We would like to have seen more of the sites. Some things we missed and that I would like to go back and see sometime are:
Rest of Air and Space
a couple of art museums
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