Arlington, what a humbling experience. Seeing the thousands of rows of gravestones of those brave men and women that died in service for our country puts everything at a different perspective. Arlington is just outside of Washington DC, so close, you can actually see it from the city. You can also walk across the bridge…… Continue reading What to see at Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial
Oh how beautiful Mount Vernon is! If you don’t know what Mount Vernon is, it’s George Washington’s home. If you’re visiting Washington DC, make time to get there. It’s so close, those of you wanting an athletic challenge could ride your bike there. Yes, there is a path all the way there from DC. We…… Continue reading A Girl’s Guide to Mount Vernon
Did you know you can actually sit in sessions of the of the House of Representatives and the Senate? At first, I didn’t think I would be interested but I was wrong and I really recommend going to one. Now you may be asking yourself what is session. Session is a meeting of a judicial…… Continue reading Watching the House and Senate in Action!
Ok, I know I said the Capitol Building was my favorite building but I have a new one, the Library of Congress. When I first walked in I couldn’t stop staring at the ceiling. It’s just so beautiful! Tip: take a tour of the library which are every hour and come later in the day so all…… Continue reading Library Of Congress
I had never noticed how much D.C looks like England before this trip. All of the buildings are so fancy they could fit right in. One of my favorite buildings here is the Capitol building and while I have been here I have gone 5 times! The first time was with my Girl Scout Troops.…… Continue reading Capitol Building Take Two
After Monticello, we were famished! Luckily when we were driving back we found a cute pub down the street called Michie Tavern. It had an old English style buffet with all of the best food like mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread, fried and baked chicken, and soup. I was so stuffed but it was some…… Continue reading Best Food Ever!
Do you know what’s on the back of the nickel? Well, it’s Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello of course! On Sunday we took the 15-minute drive from our hotel to Monticello for a tour. We got bussed to the mountain top. If you don’t know anything about Monticello then you wouldn’t know that it is on a…… Continue reading Exploring Monticello