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Our Trip to the National Arboretum


I feel very blessed. I live in the metro DC area; one of the best areas to homeschool in. We are a short drive away (as long as there is no traffic ;0)from the Capital, numerous museums, historical landmarks, homes of our nation's founding fathers, and many battlefields. But, just two weeks ago, we found a hidden gem: The National Arboretum.


Buffalo Grandma and Grandpa (as K likes to call them) were down for a visit. I was trying to think of a good place to take them. A place that they would like, the boys would like and that we would not get stuck in traffic going to and from. We have driven past the Arboretum a bunch of times, but I had not given it a lot of consideration before. It is not in the best part of DC and, from the road, it looks pretty bare. But, I thought it might be a good place to check out. It was a nice day and at least the boys would enjoy running around outside.










Well, it was a hit! There is a Koi pond (and you can feed the fish!). There are many walking trails (or you can take a driving tour). The area is beautiful!! There is a lot of staff manicuring the grounds and they are very knowledgeable (we learned all about a type of fern!). Plus, there are plenty of places to have a picnic lunch (so, if you go, pack your lunch)! And, best of all, it is not crowded.



We had a great time there and are planning another trip in a few weeks. So, if you are in the area, go check it out!

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  1. Very fun! My husband's family lives in Walkerville MD (near Frederick) so we've travelled the hour or so to DC and brought the kids to the zoo. Now we'll have to check this out when we head down this summer! Maybe we could actually meet in person :)

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