Rocket ships and picnics

We made our way to DC over the weekend to visit one of our favorites – the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  We’ve been studying astronomy this year in science, so it was the perfect field trip to help tie everything together.  Plus, we hadn’t been to DC since before Dumpling came home!  In fact, the last time I was there was for a quick turnaround trip with my Daddy to pick up passports for the three older kiddos for our China trip.  He always loved any excuse to visit DC.  Oh, how I miss him!  He especially loved the Air and Space Museum, so it was a little bittersweet to walk back through its doors.  I saw so many things I know he loved.

We were able to see most of the exhibits, but our favorite experience was the planetarium.  I personally have always loved it as well, but the children especially commented about how interesting the show was.  I so enjoyed being able to share that with them.  After exploring the museum, we ate a picnic lunch out on the mall with some of our homeschool friends.  The weather was simply spectacular and the afternoon was just perfect.  We couldn’t have asked for a better day!

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