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Museum Madness, Part One.

Hello Friends.

This last week feels like a dream. A dream of vivid, exhausting emotions that range from despair to overwhelming love.

I have many stories from my trip to PA that I would love to share, but it is too soon. Grandmom’s funeral is too fresh to relive, though I am grateful for so many things that came out of it.

For now, as a distraction, I’ll get back to my DC Trip. Let’s recap:

It started at the Library of Congress, which was so awesome I had to dedicate an entire post to it. After that, it was a blur of historical museum madness. On the list:

1. National Archives.

No pictures allowed in here, in order to preserve the documents.


Thanks Google, for this pic of The Rotunda, home of the Declaration.

This room is dim and hushed, keeping the magic of “National Treasure” just within reach (not that I am contemplating a heist of our Declaration..).

2. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Pictures allowed here, and I took full license to act like a child:


Only a kindred spirit of mine would make that face for a photo..

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Hope Diamond!


I spent a while in the Diamond section, casually browsing 😉


3. The Smithsonian Institute.

I’m a huge fan of castles. Ever since my first castle in Ireland, I’ve been hooked. Naturally, I loved this “mini-castle” in the middle of the city:

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Stay tuned for Part 2!


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