Category Archives: monuments & memorials

Fort McHenry


This weekend we visited Fort McHenry National National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, MD.  I thought I’d share a few pictures and my thoughts after our visit. This was a great start to our Fourth-of-July week because the kids learned the history and significance behind the writing of our National Anthem which we’ll hear...

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Cherry Blossoms – Girl Scouts and Junior Rangers

On Monday we started our spring break with a day trip to the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. to see the Cherry Blossoms.  Despite having lived in this region my entire life I’ve never gone downtown during the Cherry Blossom Peak except one drive-through on the way home from something a couple years ago (we...

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Harpers Ferry Train Tunnel

We had the opportunity to go to Harper’s Ferry last summer for the first time and we really enjoyed it!  We went in July so it was super hot – that was not a favorite part of the triplol… but the yummy, yummy snow cones we found were! Heat and snow cones aside, we were...

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US Marine Corps War Memorial – Arlington, VA

I have lived in the Washington D.C. Metro Area my entire life.  But, it wasn’t until this past August that I visited the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in person for the first time.  I’ve seen it from a distance but, surprisingly, had never seen it up close. I’m astounded by this! I’m completely bewildered...

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