Category Archives: Field Trips

A family day out on the town…

***WARNING: This post has a lot of pictures!

Hubbs and I wanted to make sure that we took the kids to the Smithsonian before we moved out of VA.  We got the opportunity earlier this week and we really had a fun time.  The weather was good, everyone was in a good mood, and it was a weekday so it wasn’t terribly busy. Our main focus was the Air & Space Museum.

The following model was neat to see since we recently watched the newest version of The Three Musketeers.  The description read:

La Minerve

The interest in balloons which swept across Europe in the 18th century had many expressions.  La Minerve was designed by French aeronaut Etienne Robertson in 1803.  Completely fanciful, Robertson’s self-contained aerial community represents the hopes which many Europeans held for the bright future of air travel.  This is a modern model of Robertson’s conception.

After leaving the Air & Space Museum, we walked down to the Natural History Museum.  Our oldest son LOVES all things dinosaur and space related.

Our youngest son is really into ocean life and sea creatures right now.  He is actually looking forward to science this year.  I’m not sure if I should be grateful or stressed since this will be my first year teaching it to them.  He has high expectations.

Baby A did really well all day, but by 3:30 pm, she was done.

The museum had a section of nature photography and this photo stopped me in my tracks.  It is stunning in person.  Maybe I can get a copy for our new home :)!

Artist info:

We thought while we were there, we should at least drive by The White House.  However, streets were blocked off, rush-hour traffic was beginning and it just wasn’t meant to happen.  So, this is the best I could get…

All in all, it was a great trip and one that I’m glad we took the time to make before we leave VA.  The boys had an awesome time.  Washington, D.C. is really a beautiful city.