Hello Washington, DC!
Our travel time was brief today as we made our way into the DC area. We began our day at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport to experience the phenomenal collection of massive airplanes, the Discovery Space Shuttle and so much more. The observation tower allowed us to observe planes taking off and landing at Dulles.
From there, we traveled to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. Students enjoyed the interactive museum and even had snow falling on them as they viewed a movie of Revolutionary War battles! The immaculately preserved mansion was another favorite of the day. Walking the grounds, viewing the farm animals, visiting the working farm, walking alongside the Potomac, and honoring the tomb of the Washingtons rounded out our afternoon at Mount Vernon.
We spent our evening experiencing the National Harbor. It’s a great little village area built along the harbor. The Awakeningsculpture was enjoyed and climbed on by all! We also visited plenty of the unique shops in the area. The Peeps Store was definitely a hit!
Up next—-Meeting with Senator Blackburn, touring the Capitol building, and many other wonderful events!