Monday, October 31, 2011

Wonderful D.C. Days

In 2008, I spent a few days in Washington, D.C. with my mom and my aunt. Having been there the previous year, although only for one whole day, I fell in love with the city and decided that as a history buff, I had to come back to visit.

Visiting the National Archives, the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, the Holocaust Museum and the Library of Congress, I managed to snap some photos of a place I love so much, so I’ve decided to share some of these photos with you. The ones you’ll see inside the National Archives may be a bit blurry due to the lighting inside the museum and the need to preserve these historic document.
White House

National Archives
Charters of Freedom room in National Archives
1777 Draft Card

The Constitution
The Hope Diamond
Library of Congress
Inside Library of Congress
Dinosaur in Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
Elephant in Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
Cherry Blossoms -- beautiful!
House where Lincoln Died sign
My mom wishing she were president at wax museum
Me and my favorite president (FDR) at wax museum

Monday, October 10, 2011

Advice Please…

Those of you who follow my blog know that I am hoping to travel to Greece this coming May. I’ve always dreamed of going to Greece, specifically Athens and Santorini. Visiting the beaches, seeing the history, and taking in the beauty that is Greece is something I find myself thinking about and looking forward to quite often.

However, with the unrest that is going on right now in Greece, I am hoping it will quiet down before then. If it doesn’t, I am looking for a back-up destination. I’m thinking that I will only have maybe 8 or 9 days available to take a trip, so I need a place that I can see a lot in that amount of time.

My ideal trip would be to travel through central and Eastern Europe; however, I know that 8 or 9 days would not be near enough time to see and do all of things I want to in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Seeing as that will more than likely be a trip for another time, I’m trying to come up with other destinations.

Currently, I am thinking maybe Ireland, Berlin or Munich. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions of places that would be good to visit? I’d prefer a place in Europe if possible.