This summer, our family drove to Washington, D.C. to take in the sights. It was a fantastic trip. We visited museums and monuments and memorials and soaked in the history of our nation. It was a learning experience, but not just for the history.
We learned that it takes a family to negotiate the Metro - and sometimes that's not enough to spare you the pitying look from Metro security.
We learned that "Kids eat free" is not such a great deal when the adult entree prices are double what you would pay elsewhere.
We learned that map and GPS services on your cell phone/iPad are a blessing when you travel - they helped us find Metro stops, shops, restaurants and alternate directions in traffic.
We learned that when the museum entry is free, you can just go see the exhibits you want and then leave without guilt.
Here were some of the sights from our trip: