We have also taken a few other vacations this year too.. Shannon went to Disney World with her family in February, I went to Scottsdale to visit the AMAZING Thermador Test Kitchen and last fall Shannon and I went to Asheville, NC where I fell in love with Biltmore House. Not this year, I know, but any chance I get to talk about the unbelievable and beautiful Vanderbilt Mansion… I do! It is my very, very happy place! I could spend a week or two there – someday I will.
So this week, I am going to Washington, DC with my mom and sister to celebrate my sisters Birthday. We are all big history geeks and we plan on doing all the tourista things that we can fit into our three day stay. We are taking a moon-light monument tour via double decker bus, going to spend a few days touring monuments, historic homes, and walking the halls of the The Smithsonian (which has free admission – did you know that? I didn’t until the other day)