I’ve lived in the DC area for almost 25 years–not right in DC, but in the suburbs. When we first moved here, my first daughter had just been born, but I was determined that we would get to know DC. So I have spent the last 20+ years trying to get into DC whenever possible, with babies at first and now with teenagers and adult children. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to get there weekly, other times once every three months. Sometimes I have to bribe my family with treats or other promises to come with me. But I’m always trying to find time to get into the city for a new adventure. I love DC.
Besides going downtown, as I refer to DC, I also love planning and going on trips. I’m never really happy unless I’m planning our next trip. I must have inherited my love of traveling from my mother who, despite our not having much money growing up, was always trying to get us on a trip somehow. On all the trips we take, whether to New York City to San Francisco or to Glacier National Park (I love National Parks, too, by the way), we spend a lot of time traveling on foot. A philosophy I have come to strongly believe in is this–walking attaches you to the history of a place.
Traveling adventures with my husband and four daughters have taken us to just about all 50 states, and even abroad. One thing I’ve enjoyed over the years is that visiting DC or any place with my family has brought us closer together as we have shared many memories that will last forever. We love to travel!