Washington DC, a.k.a. Home School Heaven!

We are back in South Carolina after the most amazing vacation ever! We all thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days we spent touring the capital buildings, monuments, memorials and national museums. Everyone wants to go back again for more. Choosing a favorite site would be hard to do, however based on the kids reaction, I believe their collective favorite was the Washington Monument. It was such a blessing to be able to see the history of our nation actually come to life right in front of our eyes. If only we had the same FREE local access to live history and information all the time, this trip was a home schoolers paradise! It will be a ton of fun putting together personal scrap books when we get back to Texas. The kids are also very excited to show off all of the souvenirs we collected.

Lunch on the lawn of the US Capital

Library of Congress

National Mall Reflecting Pool

Washington Monument

National Archives

Lincoln Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Bureau of Printing & Engraving, $1 million dollar display

Union Station, Christopher Columbus Statue