Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

Cherry Blossom Festivals for Families

Cherry Tree Blossoms

Links to cherry blossom festivals around the US, and in Japan, China, Sweden, and Brazil. Learn when the trees bloom and how to enjoy them, plus tips for teaching kids about the celebrations. Outdoor spring family-friendly fun! Sakura Hanami.

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Sleeps5–It’s Black History Month, let’s Celebrate!

February is Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, in the USA and the teacher in me just can’t help herself.  Readers will find below a collection of sites that represent the accomplishments, contributions and stories of African-Americans in the United States. And for further information, I have included some links to various…

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Visit DC Museum of Natural History – in Person or Online

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. receives about 7,000,000 visitors each year. You can be part of that number and go there to see it for yourself (it’s free – no admission fee!), or “visit” by using the Smithsonian’s amazing virtual tour. Or, do both! For a virtual visit of Venice,…

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College Tourcation Day 11-14: Princeton, WPI and Harvard

(I would like to reiterate that we visited schools for their historical value along with just exposing our kids to different kinds of schools and surroundings.) At this point in our trip Grandpa has flown back to his home in Kentucky. So we are now down to our immediate family of five. From Washington DC…

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College Tourcation Day 5: University of Mary Washington

Our family of five plus Papa left Charlottesville late in the evening and drove on to Fredericksburg, Virginia, home of Civil War battlefields and the University of Mary Washington. The University has special significance for us because my mother graduated from this institution when it was the women’s division of UVA. My parents met here…

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College Tourcation Day 2: College of William & Mary

Day two of the the college “tourcation” found us in Williamsburg, Virginia or circling Williamsburg as it may be. How we ultimately found our little hotel I can hardly say, but it helps to have GPS on your phone. The gas attendants are also very helpful and understanding about the circling problem, but I digress.…

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College Tourcation (sic): Teens & Papa in Tow

This summer marked the first college tour/vacation (or as I am calling it now “tourcation”) for Family Jacobsen plus grandpa. My husband and I were blessed to have three children within 15 months: twins and a singleton. Seventeen years later we now have two high school juniors and one sophomore. Therefore, as any hopeful couple…

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Washington DC: Things to Know Before You Go

I love Washington DC. We have just returned from the bustling capital city. There was no end of entertainment for our family of five plus grandpa. Museums, gardens, monuments, cool buildings, and charming neighborhoods, DC has it all and most of it is free. Logistically there are a few things that need to be planned…

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