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 was a lot smaller than I imagined. I always see the entry and State Dining Room on CNN and they look a lot bigger.
Our next stop was the Museum of Natural History. It was crazy busy with school groups. We focused on Dinosaurs, Gems and Minerals including the Hope Diamond, and Insects.
We could have spent more time at the Museum of American History. It was fun to see Kermit the Frog, the Wizard of Oz’s ruby red slippers, and C3PO. I really liked the First Ladies inaugural dresses and jewelry. We spent the most time on the third floor in the Americans at War exhibit. My son really liked the uniforms, weapons, and propaganda from every war we’ve been involved.