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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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Outside my window...
It is cold!

I am thinking...
About starting up school again today . . . back the the "grind." I happy to get back into our routine again.

I am thankful for...
Having some time to sit and blog!

I am wearing...
Fleece lounge pants with little green frogs on them! I love wearing these when it is cold.

I am remembering...
All the great times we had as a family the past two weeks.

I am going...
To work on my long to-do list!

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Nothing . . . I am in the mood for a good novel, but I am not sure which . . . any suggestions?

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That my leg heals quickly so that I can start running again this week. I have something called Anterior Compartment Syndrome in my left leg. I have not run much in the last three weeks and now I have not even been able to workout this past week (by physical therapist's orders). I miss running and working out. I am so much happier and easier to live with when I start my day with exercise.

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