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Oct 19, 2019 - Washington DC

Today we were at the Smithsonian Castle at 9a when it opened. This building, while it does tours, is mainly administration for all the satellite museums. In one wing called the Treasure House, samples of items from all the other museums are here. We spent an hour there perusing the treasures from moon rocks to black widow spiders and beautiful butterflies. By 10a we were at the air and space museum....just as it opened. Here we opted to take a tour as it touched on the highlights. We revisited the first moonwalk, saw Neil Armstrong's...

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Oct 18, 2019 - Washington DC

We awoke to a beautiful sunrise and a day of glorious sunshine. We took a route through Elizabeth City, hwy 58 around Elizabeth City and rte 13 to Suffolk. From there we headed to Richmond Virginia stopping at Wakefield enroute. Here we stopped at a peanut plant to see how peanuts were processed. We saw the bins they were collected in, silos they were stored in and a video on the whole process from planting, picking (harvested with a harvester), sold to processing plants, shelled, heated, graded, and packaged. At this shop pecans and...

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Oct 14, 2019 - Tips for Traveling With Man's Best Friend

Dogs are a part of the family, and much like kids, they deserve the proper time and attention. This holds true whether you and your beloved pet are curled up on the couch or out on a cross-country trek of epic proportions. Traveling with a dog may require extra time and preparation than you imagined. Before setting out on your new adventure, explore some of the ways you can help your pet find peace while traveling and allow you and them to have the time of your lives. Bring Along Any Special Food Your dog may have an allergy and need...

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Oct 2, 2019 - How I Made the Most Out Of My Europe Trip

Europe is probably on everyone’s list. This continent has thousands of years of history in every direction, from the churches of the past to the glistening skyscrapers of the present. The aftermath of the World Wars is imprinted everywhere. Europe also has fantastic cuisine, whether you’re seeking pasta in Italy or snails in France. There’s truly something for everyone. But with so much to do and so many things to see, how do you make the most of it? Here’s how I planned ahead and lived my best life while traveling...

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Oct 1, 2019 - Top 5 Mid-Size SUV's

Years ago the only options for soccer moms or dads was a minivan. However, times have changed and so have vehicles. If you dislike the thought of being the minivan mom/dad, then you might consider purchasing an SUV instead. SUVs are no longer just the large vehicles you have seen in the past that leave a large footprint on the environment and your wallet. Now you can buy a mid-size SUV that offers just as much space as that dreaded minivan, but doesn't make as big of an impact on the environment. Here are the top 5 choices for a Midsize SUV...

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Sep 26, 2019 - Car Tips In LA

The city of Los Angeles is a great place to visit whether you are a California native, out of the state, and even out of the country. Whether you enjoy amusement parks or want to get a taste of Hollywood glamor, LA has something to offer every traveler. While LA has some incredible attractions, it is also known for its awful traffic. Highways are usually comprised of 6 lines and it is usually bumper to bumper during rush hour. Here are several things you can do to prepare for driving while in LA: Plan Ahead Make sure you have a good idea...

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Sep 19, 2019 - 5 Reasons Why I Love DC

Washington, DC has always been one of my favorite locations to visit, and if you love museums, memorials, gardens, and monuments, it's sure to be a favorite for you too. There are plenty of fun activities whether you are looking for family-friendly attractions or educational exhibits. Check out these 5 reasons that I always love visiting DC. Free Things to Do Even if you're traveling on a budget, Washington, DC is a great choice because there are so many free things to do. There are a whopping 19 Smithsonian Museums scattered around the...

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May 31, 2019 - Land of The Free Because Of The Brave-Happy Memorial Day

First off, apologies for the lapse in updating our travels….time just got away from me so now time for catch up. We stopped for a few days at Naval Weapons Station Cheatham after leaving Elizabeth City on our way to the Washington, DC area. The reason for our stop in DC was two-fold; I had promised to watch Kaia in Texas while Kelli and Dan attended a music festival in Las Vegas. Brandon had asked us to meet him in DC upon the end of his motorcycle ride from California to Washington, DC as a part of “Run For The Wall”, an annual event that...

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May 26, 2019 - Rolling Thunder, Washington, D.C (24-27 May 2019)

And it has begun -- Rolling Thunder 2019 and the very last national Rolling Thunder. I'm happy as all get out to be here for the final run. Here's the schedule for Rolling Thunder XXXII Friday, May 24th 5 PM - Washington National Cathedral - 'Blessing of the Bikes' 9 PM - Candle Light Vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Saturday, May 25th 9 AM- 9 PM Thunder Alley The official vendor site for Rolling Thunder XXXII is on 22nd Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Official Rolling Thunder patches, pins and T-shirts are on sale in...

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May 17, 2019 - Washington

Drove south a bit and caught the commuter rail into DC. Checked out the monuments, historic buildings and even went into the newly opened spy museum. Wasn't able to go the the White House since the guy living there was heading somewhere in a helicopter. Roads were closed near it and we saw government snipers on the roof. Traffic was slammed so our hop on hop off double decker bus couldn't go near. We will head back in a few days to explore the museums.

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May 1, 2019 - Introduction To Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States. However, it did not always hold that position. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was the first capital of the new United States and the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. In 1800 the U.S. government was moved to Washington. Land was incorporated from Maryland and Virginia and was called the District of Columbia, later named Washington D.C. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Washington evolved into the grand city intended by its planners nearly a century before. Wide...

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Apr 13, 2019 - Cherry Blossom Parade

It's difficult to predict when the cherry blossoms will be at their peak. We understand that we got here about a week late, and when we arrived cherry blossom celebratory activities were going great guns. The party lasts about three weeks; cherry blossoms are a great excuse to celebrate. The Cherry Blossom parade closed down Constitution Avenue from about 700 to 1600 and there were viewing stands at both ends. We could have found spots to sit on the curb along the parade route, but were glad we bought tickets for the stands, because these...

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