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

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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!

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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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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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Don’t Miss the 135th White House Easter Egg Roll

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 The White House Easter Egg Roll is must-attend event! If you are stationed in the Washington DC area make the most of it!  There are numerous opportunities for military families to experience amazing events in and around the DC area.  Monday, April 1st is the date for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. One [...]

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Walking the National Mall in DC with Kids

Lincoln Memorial

For anyone coming to Washington DC whether to visit or to live, for your next duty station, walking the monuments on the National Mall in DC is a must do activity! The National Mall is a historic place that I feel honored to be able to live near.    After several trips to the National Mall in [...]

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