Activities & Tours at Mount Vernon

The Mansion at Mount Vernon

No School? Need a fun activity?  Spend the day at Mount Vernon This time of year I feel like there is a copious amount of school-free days for our kids.  If you are within driving distance of Washington DC, I recommend skipping the overcrowded Smithsonians and enjoying a just as educational, but far more peaceful [...]

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Hersheypark’s Seasonal Celebrations | Halloween | Christmas

Entrance to Hershey Park

Halloween Trick or Treat at Hersheypark What is better than trick or treating at Chocolate World, Hersheypark?  Pretty much nothing except for celebrating Christmas with Hershey’s hot chocolate in hand as you wander through a winter wonderland! With proximity to so many military families in the Washington D.C. area, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a [...]

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Kayaking, Pedal Boats, & Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Washington DC

kayaking in DC

Kayaking is my new favorite activity to do with our family! Kayaking???  Until recently I thought you had to be a super sporty, outdoorsman to kayak.  It turns out you do not have to be the great outdoorsman to rent a kayak, strap on a life jacket, and paddle out onto the water with your [...]

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6 Washington DC Waterparks | Summer Fun!

washington dc waterparks

Come out of the heat and cool off at one of 6 Washington DC waterparks! 6 Washington DC Waterparks #1 The Water Mine Family Swimming Hole The Water Mine Family Swimming Hole is our family favorite!  Enjoy water slides for all ages.  Toddlers can have fun in the zero entry water play areas and mini [...]

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Tours of the United States Capitol Building

Touring the United States Capital Building

Whether you are stationed in the Washington DC area, here on house hunting leave, or just visiting, the U.S. Capitol is a great place to tour.  It’s free and it’s easy! Tours of The United States Capitol are Free & Easy! Free tours are approximately one hour long.  They begin with a 13 minute movie [...]

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Ambar Restaurant in DC | Military Discount | Great Food

Ambar Restaurant DC

Ambar is a Balkan American Kitchen and Rakia Bar.  It is located on Barracks Row which gets its name from the Marine Barracks that are located along the street.  The Navy Yard is just around the corner from this popular strip along 8th Street, SE on Capitol Hill. It is an easy walk from the Eastern [...]

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The Village at Shirlington | Arlington, VA near DC

Village at Shirlington

The Village at Shirlington is a place you can eat indoors or dine outdoors, walk the lovely little streets, shop at a boutique, and have a cup of coffee.   You can catch a movie at the movie theater that shows second run films.  Shop at the grocery store, fill a prescription at the drug store, [...]

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Virginia Wineries | Wineries near Quantico

Virginia Wineries

Virginia is known for showcasing all four seasons beautifully.  You can enjoy the blooming flowers in the spring, the summer sun on the river, and even some snow come winter.  However, nothing beats fall in Virginia.  Leaves begin changing in September and by October, the skyline are absolutely breathtaking.  Taking a drive down Blue Ridge [...]

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Fort Belvoir Bowling

ft belvoir bowling center

Strike Zone @ Fort Belvoir Bowling Center   Fort Belvoir Army Post has a fantastic bowling alley.  It’s bowling fun for all ages!  We love to take our family here for a few hours of bowling or to meet up with friends for a “bowling play date” with the kids.  Either way we always have [...]

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Running Races in DC

Running Races in DC

Are you stationed in or around Washington DC?  Are you already a runner?  Are you looking to try a new idea and train for your first 5K?  Washington DC is full of races for beginner and advanced runners alike! In January, I was tired of my old walking routine.  I couldn’t think about getting on [...]

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