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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fun in DC

Washington D.C .has been a lot of fun for our family. It's really nice to be so close to so many tourist-y attractions. We live about 5 miles from downtown and about a 20 metro ride (forget about driving, seriously it'll take you an hour) to the national mall. The kids have had fun looking at the museums Luke especially enjoys the the Air and Space Museum in Virgina, it has his favourite fighter jet the SR-71 Blackbird - he was SO excited, we took several pictures (posted on the bottom). We all enjoy the Natural History Museum, Liliana is a little young still but she tries.
     D.C. is great because all of these sites are free, meaning we can go whenever and for short periods of time. We don't feel like we have to make a day out of it everytime and with 3 kids this is a blessing. The kids enjoy the metro ride so much that sometimes I think we should just spend the day riding it around the city and just pay the $1 or whatever it is to get into the station :)
     We also managed to finally get out to Gettysburg a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed seeing the civil war museum and battlefields. The kids weren't as impressed :) I was a little weirded out about how small the hills really are (maybe too much time in the mountains?) especailly since the history books talk so much about hte Union forces having a advantage because of the hill - what hill?? It was a good experience and again a perk of living on the east(ish) coast.

I hope to get some pictures up of these things but they're on Pauls phone so it'll have to wait until he can get them to me. 

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