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Southeast Road Trip – Washington D.C.

For our next day, we got to spend an entire glorious day in beautiful Washington D.C! It’d been a while since we were there last, and it’s just full of so much history.. and really a beautiful city to walk around in. We were lucky to get an absolutely gorgeous day with sunshine. We started our museum adventures for the day at one of my personal favorites.. the Library of Congress. It’s such an elaborately decorated building, and there are beautiful details to see no matter where you turn. They had a great display featuring Thomas Jefferson’s library. Unfortunately, his collection experienced a fire, but not all books were lost. The books with green ribbons are part of the original Thomas Jefferson collection. I just love old books. We stopped by the Smithsonian Castle for a quick view and then onto the National Museum of American History. It is a big one, with lots and lots to see. They have a lot of great interactive displays and a wide variety of American History, including some fun pop culture history. We even got to see the ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz!


sightseeing in washington D.C., Library of Congress, building details
sightseeing in washington D.C., Library of Congress, building details
sightseeing in washington D.C., Library of Congress, building details
sightseeing in washington D.C., Library of Congress, building details
sightseeing in washington D.C., Library of Congress, building details
After the National Museum of American History, we headed onto the Air and Space Museum, which has all sorts of planes and space history to view. From lunar capsules, to planes flown by Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Of course, they also have more Wright Brothers memorabilia as well. It’s pretty impressive to see all those planes hanging above you! They also have some very fascinating information on the history of telescopes as well.


sightseeing in washington D.C., Library of Congress, building details
sightseeing in washington D.C., Library of Congress, building details
I’ve got even more from Washington D.C., plus our continued travels .. coming soon to the blog. This certainly was an epic road trip! Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? If so, what is your favorite museum?

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