Lost in Vermont – The Dinosaurs of the American Civil War

“The boys from Vermont missed the green mountains and maple trees something fierce. The hot Southern sun beating down was a misery they weren’t accustomed to. But they had a secret weapon to keep their spirits up and give the Rebs a fright – pet dinosaurs! They’d smuggled the little fellas along, claiming they were…

A Quick Trip to Leesburg and DC Museums

We took a quick weeklong trip to Leesburg, Virginia to visit family. During the trip, we explored several museums in Washington DC, including the International Spy Museum which covers the history of espionage with interactive exhibits. We also visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History which houses amazing exhibits on dinosaurs, fossils, and human origins. While in Leesburg, we enjoyed walking around the charming downtown area and along the Potomac River. we stopped at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, part of the Air and Space Museum near Dulles, to see space shuttles, planes, and rockets on display. Despite the short trip, we packed in some of DC’s best museums and enjoyed the small town charm of Leesburg, Virginia.