Monthly Archives: January 2018


Everyone that visits Washington, D.C. is sure to spend some time on the National Mall.  Monuments, reflecting pool, plenty of trees & green grass make this a popular place to hang out.  Selfie opportunities abound all over the National Mall & we made sure to take as many as we could.  Like most people, I would simply call this area a “park”, or more likely a National Park, but I started wondering why it’s called a “mall.”  After some quick research, I found out that the term “mall” originally meant a place where people played pall-mall, a game similar to […]

D.C. Trip Day 2: The National Mall


One of the things that I have never done on my previous trips to Washington, D.C. was visit the White House, so when we got confirmation that we were going to be able to visit the White House on this trip, we were all overjoyed!  Our family voted for President Trump & Kid Frosty loves him, so this was the most anticipated stop on our trip.  We knew that the chances of us seeing or meeting President Trump were extremely slim, but that didn’t dampen our excitement for visiting the White House. Kid Frosty loves, loves, LOVES our Presidents.  All […]

D.C. Trip Day 2: The White House


The last sight-seeing stop on our first day in D.C. was Arlington National Cemetery.  The tagline on brochures call it “America’s Shrine to those who honorably served our Nation.”  It’s definitely that… and so much more.    “Arlington National Cemetery encapsulates America’s history – a living tribute to our Nation’s past and how it continues to thrive through the service and sacrifice of those willing to dedicate their life to its ideals.”                                                 – Arlington National Cemetery brochure […]

D.C. Trip Day 1: Arlington National Cemetery