Saturday, August 9, 2008

We Bit the Bullet...

and booked flights to and from Washington, D.C. for the National Book Festival being held on September 27. We're staying for two nights and hoping to sneak in a little touristy stuff before and after the festival.

Come to find out, not all the Sisters have visited D.C. before! So, it would be a mistake for us to run down to the Festival, and not spend a little time introducing our D.C. "virgin" to the wonderful results of our paying income taxes all these years. We're sure to stop at the Smithsonian. And perhaps the Library of Congress? (They have awesome bathrooms!) The National Archives is another place to hit. And how could we miss the National Gallery of Art? And then, there's the World of Beer for the after hours! I can hardly wait!

So many places, so little time! If you have any places to recommend visiting, let us know! (I'm going to suggest we steer clear of the more emotionally charged places like The Wall, or the Holocaust Museum. Too much sadness to process in a limited amount of time.)

Before we go, maybe I'll visit the children's room at my local public library to look for some of these:

Capital!: Washington D.C. from A to Z by Laura Krauss Melmed (HarperCollins, 2002).

The Lincoln Memorial by Kathleen W. Deady Capstone, 2002).

My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View Of Washington, D.C. by Edward Kennedy (Scholastic, 2006).

The U.S. House of Representatives and The U.S. Senate, both by Muriel L. Dubois (Capstone, 2003).

The Washington Monument also by Muriel L. Dubois (Capstone, 2002).


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