Epic Washington, D.C. — Epic Family Trips

After leaving Antietam, our next stop was Washington, D.C. We wanted to catch a glimpse of the White House before someone decided to have it gold-plated. Seriously though, my motives for visiting Washington, D.C. were purely tourist in nature. I had never been there and just wanted to see what the place was all about.

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Epic Antietam, The Bloodiest One-Day Battle — Epic Family Trips

Our next stop was Antietam National Battlefield. Though much smaller than Gettysburg, Antietam was no less powerful. The post Epic Antietam, The Bloodiest One-Day Battle appeared first on Epic Family Trips.

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Epic Gettysburg – Day 2 — Epic Family Trips

On day 2 of our Gettysburg stay, the weather turned windy and cold. We decided to explore the visitor center and museum to stay comfy and warm. But we did have a few more landmarks we wanted to see around the town. The post Epic Gettysburg – Day 2 appeared first on Epic Family Trips.

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Epic Gettysburg – Day 1, Part 2 — Epic Family Trips

After lunch, we headed back to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center to get our bearings and figure out how to make the most of our time there. It was really important to us that we see the historic sites that were so important in this battle, a great turning point in the Civil…

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Epic Gettysburg – Day 1, Part 1 — Epic Family Trips

Well, we set off on another road trip just in time to be at Gettysburg National Military Park for the 153rd anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. We originally planned to leave one day later (so the kids wouldn’t have to miss an extra day of school), but then we would have missed this very interesting…

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Why Family Travel? — Epic Family Trips

I recently saw a clip of a Rick Steves Lecture in which he explains how he first got the travel bug. He was in a foreign country as a teenager with his family when he felt how loved he was by his own parents. He then looked around and saw many other children that were…

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Achieving Goals – A Journey of 1000 Miles — Epic Family Trips

The gorgeous, creepy creature that weaved the beautiful web in the above picture had to start somewhere. But where? And how? How does a spider start weaving its web? I guess, as they say, a journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step…

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LA to Chi-Town Part 2: Somewhere in Middle America

Goal: Get home!

Our goal after leaving Utah was to spend two more nights on the road and then be home to sleep in our own beds.

It’s funny, because when I said spend the night on the road, I did not mean it literally. BUT, I let my husband book the campground just east of Denver for a one-night stay. He booked a campground on the side of the highway. And I do mean that literally. There was nary a mountain in sight. And all night we felt like we had set up our tent on the median in the middle of the interstate.

After an interesting night’s sleep, we packed up and were on our way.

The next night, we treated ourselves to a Hilton in Omaha, NE. Omaha is quite a happening little place with a bustling downtown area. We didn’t get to enjoy too much of it, though, because we were very tired (see campsite on the side of the highway above), so we retired early to get a good night’s sleep for the last drive day back home.

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“Get me out of this car!” Somewhere in Middle America, USA

And make it home, we certainly did. The trip was wonderful and well worth it.

Can’t wait to take another Epic Family Trip!

LA to Chi-Town Part 2 Goal: Accomplished