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What to do around Washington DC, Part II

June 19, 2013

Two months ago we were able to join my husband’s best friend as he led an 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C.  We were the two chaperones that joined him and about 30 8th graders!  This is the third year in a row we’ve done it, and I am sharing some of the fun things to do around Washington D.C. Here are some other neat places to check out in D.C.

Gettysburg

This was my favorite excursion from Washington D.C. We were able to have one of their tour guides hop on our tour bus and  give us an idea of how the battle took place.  If you aren’t able to have a tour guide, it is still amazing to be able to drive around the former battle ground and look at the different monuments.  Inside the museum, there is a “cyclorama”, which reenacts Pickett’s charge inside a humongous panorama picture that was painted over 100 years ago!  Pretty spectacular!

Gettysburg

{Monuments and Cannons at Gettysburg National Park.}

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{Waiting for the tour guide to join the bus.}

Gettysburg

{Dile Queso!!}

Fort McHenry

This is where the Battle of Baltimore took place in September of 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The children were able to help take the flags down, they enjoyed it very much 😉 The view from the Fort is gorgeous! Nothing but blue skies and pretty clouds.

Fort McHenry

{Such a beautiful place!}

American Flag

{The children helping to take down the flag.}

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{Loving Baltimore!}

Baltimore{Quick pit stop to eat some 5 Guys Burgers along the Chesapeake.}

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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