Report on our trip to visit our "favorite son" in Washington D.C.
Debriefing from our Washington, DC Fourth of July 2008 trip to visit our son

Here's what we've done so far in Washington, DC while visiting our son

In a post yesterday, I mentioned that super-wife and I are in Washington, DC visiting our favorite son, Justin.  Highlights include:

  • Mount Vernon--the estate of our first president, George Washington.  The $13 ticket was worth it, especially after watching the first five parts of the HBO John Adam series.  This set the stage for what we were to see.  The estate is a must-see destination for anybody who wants to see the home of one of the key architects of our nation and our way of life.  Do some homework before you go.  Minimally read about it in Wikipedia.

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  • We did not go into Washington's main house because the line went on forever and a sign said there was a 65-minute wait in the hot sun.
  • To get there, we took the Metro subway from DC, then a bus that took us right to the estate.
  • I'd recommend doing some homework about Washington and the American Revolution before going.  It would make it more meaningful.

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