In the summer of 2018 we went on a family vacation to Washington DC. This was one of those things I had on my parenting bucket list. It is so important to me that my kids know about their country and have a grasp on what it means to be an American as well as the history of our great nation. I waited until they were all teenagers to do this trip because I don’t think they could have gained as much from it at a younger age. It ended up being the best vacation of my life.
Here is our vacation and my diary of the trip.
These gates were there!
The most moving art piece that was both beautiful and heartbreaking. An all white exhibit that went through the process of the gas chamber.
This is when I lost it. I could not control the tears. These are the shows of the people who died in concentration camps. The smell was still there.
All that was left behind the cremated bodies were their shoes. Shoes had more value than the soul that used to walk in them to the Nazis.
Memorial for the victims….
The museum had a section for children to visit that explained it in a way they would understand. My son was so moved by this experience that he left a note. He just wrote “Why?’
My oldest son was deep in thought the rest of the day. We will never forget.
Old Ebbitt Grill:
The White House:
I just have to take a moment to state how awesome DC is to walk in. My very favorite part of the trip was walking from place to place with a locally crafted iced coffee in my hand. These are some of the awesome buildings we saw today!
This is the national church that always has a pew reserved for the president. Presidents have been known to worship here!
Even our condo building was cool! I loved walking home to it every night.