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Month: November 2013

Day Before Thanksgiving-Fort McHenry, Baltimore

  What do you do with your family the day before Thanksgiving in Baltimore when your brother is refusing to shop?  Visit historical Baltimore highlights! It was a very, very rainy and cold day but we went exploring anyway.  First up was Edgar Allen Poe’s grave. Edgar Allen Poe, his wife Virginia, and his mother-in-law are all buried here at Westminster Hall on the corner of Greene and Fayette Streets in Downtown Baltimore.  Read the awesome story of the Poe birthday toaster here. Fort McHenry is about a mile from my home and a great place to take out-of-town visitors Read More

National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

The National Museum of the American Indian is the newest addition to the Smithsonian Museum group, opened in 2004.  This was my first visit but it will definitely not be my last.  The architecture and external features are a lot more interesting than the other Smithsonian buildings. Inside are exhibits about the language, culture, and more of the American Indians stretching from the Arctic down through the tip of South America. It is recommended that you watch a 13 minute interactive video upon arrival in the theatre.  Do this!  It was actually well done with great scenery and a dome Read More