It’s spring break for us so we decided to take a road trip to Washington, D.C. where I took my little treasures to see a national treasure, the National Archives. We all were in awe of the Declaration of Independence, strained to see the faded writing on the Bill of Rights and quietly took in the Emancipation Proclamation. No kids are allowed in the research center so thank goodness my husband sat with the girls while I printed out a few things at the archives’ library. (You can research just about anything there from your ancestor’s Civil War records to census documents). It’s the third time we’ve been to DC as a family but our country’s capital is so rife with history, it would take a week at least to visit all of its treasures. We managed to fit in a trip to the National Aquarium as well in our two-day tour. I can’t wait for the next road trip. Whether we’re passing the driving time playing the family game where we try to stump each other with questions about our ancestors or exploring all the many facets of our nation’s history while walking around DC, we learn something new each time we visit.