This country is amazing; driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that felt like it was forty miles in the air, marveling at the Washington Monument, standing in reverence at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, drinking in knowledge at the National Museum of American History, walking up the same EXACT staircase George Washington did in his family home at Mount Vernon, gazing over the Potomac River that was a key fishing source… All of these are just a few things that contribute to making our nation so stinking cool!
When we pulled into Pohick Bay Campground (around forty-five minutes from D.C., by the way), the first thought that popped into my mind was, “Wow, it feels like it was a year ago we were at the Creation Museum.” How crazy is that! We’ve covered so much of the East Coast in about two and a half months, it almost seems like time has slowed down. We got set up and geared up for our venture into the city the next morning. We had no idea how exciting this trip would really be.
Sunday morning, we woke up early and drove right into D.C. Everything was great; the sun was shining, it wasn’t too cold so we weren’t freezing, and we had plans to grab some breakfast and make our way to the American History Museum. So there we were, in good spirits and ready to conquer the city, until we see the race. Don’t take this the wrong way, we love walks and races that support good causes, but it seemed like half of Washington was participating! Anyway, it blocked off all of the parking that we could get into, so we had no choice but to try to squeeze our HUGE truck into a 6′ 5″ clearance. That, my friends, was the most stressful parking garage we’ve ever been through, and I must give all the credit to our Dad’s level of expertise in maneuvering that beast. Thanks Dad! We did park successfully and had breakfast at this great little cafe we walked by.
The whole day was pretty much spent at the National Museum of American History, taking in the Smithsonian’s accounts of every aspect of our history, from money to industry to wars; everything was included and no details were overlooked. We even found some exhibits on our current lifestyle: trailer living. Take a look!
On Dad’s birthday (Happy Birthday Dad!), we drove to Gunston Hall