Today, we began our adventure at the Union Station.
We had fully loaded backpacks of snacks, waters and a picnic lunch!
We first took a trolley ride through the town to see everything from a far.
Then, around lunch, we got off for a picnic lunch and began mapping out how much we thought little legs could do today.
A lovely place to have a quick picnic right beside the Monument and the Tidal Basin.
Inlet Bridge between Jefferson Memorial and Roosevelt Memorial
Beloved treats everyone to ice cream. 3 o'clock snack.
While we were here at the Lincoln Memorial. Beloved found a quiet place to sit where we could see the Gettysburg Address. During this time, I told the Little Ones about the speech and broke down the speech so they could understand it. We also talked about the tidbits that we learned about the Memorial from books that we read over the last several weeks.
As we were coming out of the Memorial, I was stopped by a Graduate writing student. Her assignment was to sit and listen to people at the Memorial and then write what she heard, etc. Apparently, she heard everything that the children and I discussed and watched us take pictures, etc. She told me about her assignment and then asked me several questions. (Where are you from? What are you doing in D.C? Are we a family? etc.) She was totally excited about how I engaged the children in what they were seeing and that I gave her plenty to write about for her assignment by observing our family! (Heehee! I bet we did!) I just told her where we lived currently. That we are here on a military business trip, a vacation and getting some hands on learning by doing some home school/road schooling!
The History of the Mail - Pony Express, Stage Coach Mail Routes, Train Box Car Mail and Air Mail.
Making a picture of yourself into a stamp.
Dinner in Union Station: 1950's American Style
Hamburgers, Bacon Chicken Burgers and Chocolate Shakes