Carter and his friend/classmate Cody, had the opportunity to participate in the launch at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The launch was for the new interactive app, Ripped Apart - A Civil War Mystery.
The boys' history teacher let us know about the launch, so we sent their information to the Smithsonian staff and the next day a confirmation came for their spot. Carter was thrilled, he has had a love for history since his fourth grade teacher and has continued his interest (not to mention I like any reason to go in to DC).
favorite hotel and walk over to the museum, if it was too cold then we would just get a taxi from the hotel. Carter wanted the taxi, he thought it would be exciting since he had never taken one. I assured him, it was not that exciting but we did take the taxi (who seemed to think we were out-of-towners and took the longest route to the museum...).
We wandered through the different areas. The flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner is currently at the museum (no photos allowed in that area). It was incredibly large and almost haunting to see the years of damage.
We visited the American Presidency (skipped the First Lady dresses since I dragged the boys there last time).
America on the Move, as well as other places.
Co Co Sala, a chocolate restaurant...oh was it delicious. Hot chocolate, appetizers and desserts; perfection on a plate for a very cold night with great company.