Woodrow Wilson Bridge Hike Is Not For Kids!

September 29, 2021

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Hike When I told the kids we were going to hike over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from Virginia into Maryland, they were thrilled! Actually, they weren’t. First we went to Jones Point Park, where Real Estate Dad incorrectly advised us we could get to the trail. We could not. If you want […]

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DC Hikes With Kids – Mount Vernon Trail (South Side)

September 22, 2021

Mount Vernon Trail | Fort Hunt Park to Riverside Park Today we hiked the southern portion of the Mount Vernon Trail! Initially I wanted to park at the Collingwood Picnic Area, but once we arrived, I couldn’t determine how to get to the trail. I believe in looking at a map now, that was user […]

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DC Hikes With Kids – Mount Vernon Trail (North Side)

September 15, 2021

Mount Vernon Trail South | Lady Bird Johnson Park to Gravelly Point Just because the first week of school is done, doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up on summer and the summer camp theme we had going on! I admit, I got used to our fun days together. Today we hit the Mount Vernon […]

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Bethlehem Steel | Weekend Trip From DC

September 01, 2021

Bethlehem Steel History What do the George Washington Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, the original World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Hoover Dam have in common? Portions of their steel were manufactured at Bethlehem Steel. The unfortunate event of my aunt’s funeral resulted in a trip to Bethlehem PA, where […]

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The Magic Putting Place Mini Golf | Summer Camp Series

August 25, 2021

The Magic Putting Place As mom’s summer camp winds down, we picked the hottest day ever and headed out to the Magic Putting Place in Manassas to play mini-golf! When you arrive, you have a choice of two different courses. You can do the Castle course or the Windmill Course. We arrived during the day, […]

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What Is The Best Trail and Waterpark To Visit This Summer?

August 18, 2021

Chessie’s Trail and Waterpark | Lee District Park What’s the best kind of boyfriend to have? Stay tuned! I wasn’t planning on doing anything this fine summer day as it was a Sunday. But then the girls woke up full of energy and I had to get them out of the house, pronto. I consulted […]

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When Is The Best Time To Visit Leesburg Animal Park?

August 11, 2021

Leesburg Animal Park So what do you do when it’s 100 degrees with full DC humidity cranking? You take the girls and 3 of their friends to the Leesburg Animal Park! The Leesburg Animal Park is about an hour from DC, west on the Dulles Tollroad. We purchased tickets online but you can also purchase […]

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The Museum of the American Indian History | Summer Camp Series

July 28, 2021

The Museum of the American Indian Which respected founding father said of the Native Americans, “The end proposed should be their extermination or their removal.” Disclaimer I have to make a disclaimer. I’m pretty interested in the history of this country as it pertains to both our “founding fathers” and those who were here before […]

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Hyperkidz in Columbia, Maryland | Summer Camp Series

July 21, 2021

We spent a summer afternoon at Hyperkidz in Columbia, Maryland. It was about 45 minutes from DC. What’s in Hyperkidz Columbia, MD? Hyperkidz is in an office park and GPS directions won’t steer you wrong. It’s around the back of the office park, and there’s ample parking there. We learned upon arrival that everyone needs […]

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