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Washington DC

May 19, 2010 Washington DC

We started our last day at the Museum of Crime and Punishment. Like the Spy Museum, this appealed to everyone in our little group. There was a lot to read, cool films, and lots on display. We briefly visited the Holocaust Museum. We didn’t have enough time to go through the main exhibit, but were … Continue reading »

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May 18, 2010 Washington DC

Our tour of the Pentagon today was basically a tour of a mall and suburban office complex. We covered  about 1.5 miles in a little less than an hour with lots of info and little time to look at anything. But there wasn’t really much to look at  – lots of hallways and doors, as … Continue reading »

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May 17, 2010 Washington DC

We took the tunnel from the Library of Congress to the Capitol Visitor’s Center for a private tour of the Capitol with Senator Harkin’s aide. It was nice to bypass the lines and actually be able to hear what the guide was saying. I highly recommend contacting your Congressman for a tour as opposed to … Continue reading »

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May 16, 2010 Washington DC

After our day in Gettysburg yesterday and our trip to Ford’s Theater today, I feel like an expert on the Civil War and Abe Lincoln. We started our morning at Ford’s Theater where Lincoln was shot. The musuem in the basement has been remodeled since I was last in DC and had some great exhibits. The … Continue reading »

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May 15, 2010 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

When I asked my little boy what he wanted to do in Washington DC, he said he wanted to visit a Civil War Battlefield. There are quite a few within driving distance including Manassas and Antietam, but the most popular is probably Gettysburg. Gettysburg is about 75 miles north of DC. I was really glad I brought … Continue reading »

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May 14, 2010 Washington DC

We started our day bright and early with a tour of the White House. Tickets are hard to come by – you have to request them from your Congressman six months in advance. After we submitted our social security numbers and a blood sample, we finally got our confirmation two weeks before we left. It … Continue reading »

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May 13, 2010 Washington DC

I let our eight year old son choose our family vacation this year. Since our trip last year included the Disney Cruise and Univeral Studios Orlando, I figured he’d choose another cruise or theme park. However, I wasn’t really surprised when he said he wanted to go to Washington DC. He loves the Civil War, taking … Continue reading »

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Travel Insurance

It seems my clients are divided into separate camps when it comes to trip insurance. They either ask me about it before I even mention it, they consider it carefully, or decline firmly when I offer. However, I want clients to realize that they’ve made an investment and it should be protected. I have to admit, at first glance travel … Continue reading »

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