Never Stop Learning…Even on Vacation: Thanksgiving in Washington D.C.

Over the course of Thanksgiving break, I was fortunate enough to visit family in Washington D.C. Needless to say, I spent most of my time taking in the sights of our nation’s capital. However, I couldn’t help but make the connections to the classroom. Although I was only able to spend a handful of days exploring the museums and the National Mall, the experience was enlightening. After these past few days, it is safe to say I could spend weeks exploring the countless museums. It is on my bucket list! Here are some of the pictures I managed to capture in-between my many adventures.

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I wonder what my students would think about this early flying apparatus?
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Apollo 11 Hatch. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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Apollo 11 Orbital Map. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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Rockets. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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Apollo 11 Engine Thruster. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Module. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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WWI German Fighter. One of the first to experiment with camouflage. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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One of the two grand halls in the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum. Incredible.
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Military-Grade Unmanned Drone. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
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Washington Monument post restoration. The scaffolding that has adorned the monument for months is currently being removed.
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The world’s most famous house: The White House.
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Brianna hanging with the great Einstein. One of the history’s greatest immigrants.
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The house that Lincoln built.
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Just two guys from Illinois.
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Lincoln up close and personal.
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The view MLK and I shared for a moment.
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The newly opened Martin Luther King Jr memorial.
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Looking up to Jefferson’s monument.
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Jefferson from the outside looking in.
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Capital Hill on a clear day.

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