Travelling to Washington, DC

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missb
Travelling to Washington, DC

So i'm off to see our nation's capital for the first time YAY!! Besides the White House, can anyone suggest some fun things to do while there, i'll be with my young son and my mother, so nothing too wild lol..

   

   

LadyCerridwen48
Re: Travelling to Washington, DC

How old is your son?  Is he old enough to appreciate the Smithsonian Museums?   The Air & Space Museum is a lot of fun, as is the Natural History Museum.  If your son is a little older, there's always The Wall.  Last time I was down in DC, there was a Smithsonian exhibit dedicated to all the items people have left at the wall, heartbreaking and funny at the same time.  If you know anyone who died in Viet-Nam, you can take a chalk rubbing of the name, it's a goose-bump kind of experience.  

Another fun thing, if you'll be there on a Friday evening, is the Marine Corp's Evening Parade.  You may want to call first, though, it's free admission, seats are limited, and reservations get seated first.

 

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missb
Re: Travelling to Washington, DC

He's 11, so i think he'd be interested, he actually loves politics lol (im serious), Now the Marine Corps Parade i would DEFINITELY like to see but alas im not going until saturday morning :( (Do you know where they hang out after the Parade lol :) )

LadyCerridwen48
Re: Travelling to Washington, DC

Actually, yes, I do know where they hang out after the parade.  Or, I did, back when my friend was still a member of the Commandant's Own, but it's been a few years.  Good times, my friends & I would drive down Friday afternoon (only about a 4 hour drive from me), watch the parade, meet up with the guys afterwards, and hit the bars in Georgetown.

 

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"You must be", said the cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here"

missb
Re: Travelling to Washington, DC

Georgetown HERE I COME!!!!!

GeekyBlackGirl
Re: Travelling to Washington, DC

Have a great time!  And be safe!

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