One of the cool things about homeschooling and probably one of the greatest, is the ability to just go. We aren't tied down by school hours which gives us the possiblity to go more places. My family and I really enjoy getting in the car and just going. The idea of going to new places and experience life is what makes this family tick. Even my kids have the travel bug. On some days that's good and others it's a struggle. In order to travel, it takes money and my kids haven't quite grasped that concept yet. :)
Yesterday we took the kids to Washington DC to go visit some of the museums. We parked by the river and walked by the WWII monument, the Washington Monument, saw the White House, and over to the Natural History Museum. We spent a few hours in that museum before going and spending some time in the American History Museum. The kids had a good time, learned some interesting facts, received some hands on experience and were able to take in some sight seeing. You could spend a day in pretty much both of those museums if you have never been before. They are about three levels and jammed packed with all kinds of knowledge, history and facts. It could take you forever to read absolutely everything. We've been several times so we take the kids to what they like and then try for something we haven't done yet. They had fun and overall, not bad for a day of school.
Of course, we can't forget that no trip to DC is complete without a visit to my amazing brother. We love visiting him and though others may not understand that want, it's something we like to do. I'm so glad my kids are growing up knowing that Arlington National Cemetery is filled with so many heroes who once served our nation and that they know that freedom isn't free. That's not something you see everyday in the classroom.