Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Vacation 2017... History and science

All of our vacations end up involving both history and science. The last day of our trip turned out to be the same. When we first discussed what we'd so, the boys really wanted to go to the tomb of the unknown soldier, but the reality of our trip led the boys to choose not to make this serious and respectful stop.

Instead, we visited another National Park (thank you to the every kid in a park program!)-Fort McHenry. We even got to view a cannon firing.

The boys got their second NPS badge, after refusing to try the Junior Ranger stuff at the DC Parks.

We then went to visit M's aunt and uncle. They'd just returned from a cross country road trip themselves and instead met us at Uncle's field station, where he researches the Map Turtle. Next, we visited the Susquehanna River for some bald eagle watching!!

There were really bad storms across our Garden State. It started raining at dinner, and we saw this double rainbow as we turned east. We chased the rainbow back into the storm and made it home safely.