One of the benefits to having a husband who travels a lot is that sometimes we get to go with him. Having a husband that works for the federal government means that once or twice a year, he travels to our nation’s capital.
We are blessed to have been able to go to Washington DC many times since Ben was a little guy. We absolutely love it there! I believe that these fun-filled and educational trips are a major reason Ben loves history so much. I know it’s the main reason I’ve become enthralled with history and the running of our government in the past few years.
For this trip, we took a couple of extra days, before going to DC, to visit Monticello, Jamestown, and Yorktown. We’re skipping Colonial Williamsburg since we went there last year. We are also spending a few days after at Virginia Beach for some vacation time. For our time in DC, I’m not really sure yet what we’ll do. We have been to all the major Smithsonian museums and monuments more than once, so we might try to spend some time “off the beaten path.” We’ll see.
Anyway, we’re calling this trip our “Extreme Field Trip and Vacation, Too.” So look for about a post a day, as I have time, with pictures of our adventures. I’ll try to throw in some tips as well, just in case you’ll be stopping by any of these sites.
If you’d like to read about some of our other adventures to Washington DC, check out these posts: