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New Orleans Travel Journal

New Orleans Travel Journal Okay, so… full disclosure.  I actually designed and created this journal myself.  I created it specifically for you! When my son and I took our road trip to New Orleans, I hadn’t yet found Roadtrippers to try and plan an itinerary.  We were only going to be there for a day Read More

Washington DC

Washington DC / District of Columbia Facts Sq. Miles: 68.34 Population: 692,683 as of 2019 Year Founded: July 16,1790 Animal: Olympic Marmot Bird: Wood Thrush Drink: The Rickey Fish: Steelhead Trout Flower: America Beauty Rose Song: Our Nation’s Capital Tree: Scarlet Oak Longest Road: Georgia Avenue Longest River: Potomac Highest Elevation: 410 feet at Reno Read More

Visiting Colonial Williamsburg VA

Visiting Colonial Williamsburg VA Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia was the last stop scheduled on our Roadtrippers itinerary for the Washington DC trip.  My friend and former manager had highly recommended we add it to our DC trip when he heard we were coming up his way.  I can’t thank him enough, it was one of our Read More

Holocaust Museum Washington DC

Holocaust Museum Washington DC

Holocaust Museum Washington DC We had decided to spend our last day in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  So, we went the museum and we were standing in line to get in when I realized we had two souvenir pocket knives in my bag which we had purchased at South of Read More

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Washington DC

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Washington DC

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Washington DC Out of all of the memorials we visited on our Washington DC road trip, I think this one was our favorite.  We had a good time at Roosevelt’s Memorial.  It had so many interesting parts to it. We appreciated that many of the memorials, like this one, had a Read More

George Mason Memorial DC, 7-29-2015 - 3

George Mason Memorial DC

George Mason Memorial DC Honestly, when we arrived at this memorial, I really didn’t remember who George Mason was.  Of course now I understand why.  I didn’t realize there was a “forgotten founder” that was left out of history books. The was one of my favorite memorials.  I really like the statue on a bench Read More

thomas jefferson memorial dc

Thomas Jefferson Memorial DC

Thomas Jefferson Memorial DC The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was another really cool memorial that I loved.  We spent quite a bit of time here.  It was hot outside and we had walked the National Mall and half of the Tidal Basin by this point. This memorial was a great spot to take a seat and cool off while Read More

Japanese Cherry Trees Washington DC

Japanese Cherry Trees Washington DC

Japanese Cherry Trees Washington DC One of my favorite spots around the Tidal Basin was the area dedicated to the famous cherry trees.  It was such a beautiful garden area with rocks and Japanese decor. Unfortunately, the trees weren’t in bloom while we were there so we didn’t get to see the pretty pink trees.  Read More

Tidal Basin Washington DC

Tidal Basin Washington DC

Tidal Basin Washington DC After walking the National Mall, my son and I crossed the street to walk the Tidal Basin as well.  I was starting to tire, I must admit.  But I couldn’t go to DC and not walk around the Tidal Basin.  We just had to. I did not realize at the time Read More

Dr Martin Luther King Memorial Washington DC

Dr Martin Luther King Memorial Washington DC

Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Washington DC Our self guided tour of the National Mall took us to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial after the DC War Memorial.  Now, I didn’t realize that there was one more memorial, the Korean War Memorial, in the National Mall that we hadn’t yet seen. We crossed the Read More

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