The kids were off from school on Friday for a teacher in-service day, so I took the family to Washington, DC for a 2 day trip. I’ve visited DC several times over the lat 25 years with my wife, and the Boy Scouts. This trip, however, was my daughter’s first. Our first stop was the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a very emotional place to visit. My daughter took in a lot of information during the visit. Like the good student she is, she then repeated everything she read back to me and included information from books she read over the last few years. As always, there were a lot of students walking around chatting, looking at their phones, and have no clue of the past. Yet these are the same people who need a safe space because someone treated them unfairly. OK, I don’t want to get started on something political, so I’ll move on.
We stopped for lunch at Shelly’s Back Room and I had one of the best Blackened & Blue Cheese burgers in my life. The only thing that would have clinched it as a perfect meal would have been a draft beer. After lunch we were off to the Whitehouse, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then to the Museum of Natural History, and we stayed there until closing. We cover almost 9.5 miles! Then it was off on the Metro to Arlington, VA to the hotel.
Saturday we checked out a few more places including the American History Museum before heading home for a Boy Scout Service Project. All in all, it was a full weekend with the family. Everyone had a great time, and I’m
looking forward to going back in March with our Boy Scout Troop to hike the city and check out some of the lesser known monuments.
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