Facebook of Our Trip to D.C.

June 8, 2009 at 8:11 am (Uncategorized)

My 14 year old had fun posting live updates on our recent trip to D.C. on his Facebook page.  Since I was with him, I didn’t read them as he posted them.  I asked him to send them to me so I could have a record of his moment by moment thoughts of our trip.  The bold ones are the ones that made me laugh, smile or remember something I had forgotten!


Minutes from the state line of Virginia. The mud is very red here.
May 3 at 12:51pm

Eating at Hardees/Carls Jr.
May 3 at 2:36pm

Just outside D.C. now!
May 3 at 7:38pm

D.C. is a beautiful city.
May 3 at 8:31pm

Yay, it’s the hotel! …Now to go out to eat..
May 3 at 9:21pm

Eating at a diner, the only thing open.
May 3 at 10:11pm

May 3 at 11:42pm

On a laptop which is slow, the keyboard doesn’t work well, and smells like it’s burning.
May 4 at 11:12am

Went swimming.
May 4 at 5:05pm

Going to eat at a restaurant with a name that sounds like it should be a bad word, but isn’t.
May 4 at 5:43pm

Fuddruckers had a guitar hero arcade game.
May 4 at 6:55pm

Going to downtown Annapolis.
May 4 at 8:20pm

We’re going to see friends who live in Virginia today, staying there overnight.
May 5 at 6:46am

Going to a plantation.
May 6 at 9:29am

The grass is in fact greener here.
May 6 at 10:38am

Going to Cici’s for lunch.
May 6 at 12:14pm

Mmmmm… Cici’s.
May 6 at 1:16pm

Heading back to the hotel now.
May 6 at 3:38pm

Back at last. (Can’t wait to see our friends from Las Vegas tomorrow!)
May 6 at 6:56pm

May 6 at 10:10pm

Taking the subway to the Smithsonian.
May 7 at 8:18am

Hey look! The Smithsonian American History Museum.
May 7 at 9:11am

At the Smithsonian drinks are expensive.
May 7 at 10:06am

Saw a genuine Nobel Prize.
May 7 at 11:51am

Our friends are here!
May 7 at 12:08pm

Had so much fun today. (I saw Abraham Lincoln’s top hat he wore to the theatre the night he was assassinated.)
May 7 at 7:08pm

Time to crash at the hotel again.
May 7 at 8:57pm

Taking the Metro Rail to meet our friends at the National Mall.
May 8 at 8:40am

Going to see the Declaration of Independence.
May 8 at 9:57am

Saw the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and some other really cool old documents.
May 8 at 11:48am

Rawr. Time to see some dinosaurs.
May 8 at 12:13pm

We just payed $40 for a sandwich, two cups of soup, and 4 drinks. Smithsonian food is EXPENSIVE!
May 8 at 1:28pm

Going to Ford Theatre.
May 8 at 2:04pm
Comment…FW at 2:09pm May 8
Oddly, that was the last status update on Lincoln’s facebook page.

Saw Ford Theatre. Going across the street to see the house where Lincoln died.
May 8 at 3:20pm

Going to stay at friends in Philly for the night/tomorrow.
May 8 at 7:37pm

Took about 150 pictures yesterday.
May 9 at 8:07am

Correction: I took 247 pictures.
May 9 at 9:28am

Taking the train into Philly. Going to see the Liberty Bell.
May 9 at 10:14am

I am next to Independence Hall.
May 9 at 12:43pm

I am looking at the Liberty Bell!
May 9 at 12:50pm

Waiting on the Independence Hall Tour.
May 9 at 2:17pm

A nice security guard let us in on a tour before ours.
May 9 at 2:25pm

Saw Betsy Ross’s house/grave.
May 9 at 4:04pm

Eating at a place near Betsy Ross house.
May 9 at 4:27pm

Just had cheesesteak, going to Ben Franklin’s grave.
May 9 at 5:14pm

Saw Benjamin Franklins grave!
May 9 at 5:27pm

Waiting for the bus to get here.
May 9 at 5:41pm

The bus didn’t come. 10 block walk back to the train station.
May 9 at 6:10pm

Ugh… Finally back to the train station.
May 9 at 6:43pm

30 more minutes until our train comes.
May 9 at 7:00pm

Yaaay… Back to our friends.
May 9 at 7:33pm

Hotel. Crash time.
May 10 at 12:16am

Just got to Mt. Vernon. Going up to the mansion.
May 10 at 1:56pm

It’s beautiful here.
May 10 at 3:57pm

Just left Washington’s tomb.
May 10 at 4:28pm

Getting ice cream then going to see the monuments.
May 10 at 5:41pm

The Washington Monument is huge! It’s the equivalent of 55 stories tall.
May 10 at 7:06pm

The WWII Memorial is gorgeous.
May 10 at 7:38pm

The Vietnam War Memorial is powerful.
May 10 at 7:47pm

Lincoln is the one I’ve been waiting for!
May 10 at 7:56pm

The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
May 10 at 8:20pm

The Korean War Memorial is incredible.
May 10 at 8:29pm

(Monument) is (adjective)!
May 10 at 8:41pm
Comment…BH at 10:23pm May 10
at 7:35am May 11

Getting pizza, then going back to the hotel.
May 10 at 10:03pm

Yesterday was my best day EVER!
May 11 at 7:35am

Getting Arby’s and then going to see the Jefferson Memorial, and White House.
May 11 at 6:03pm

We passed on those tonight. Doing them tomorrow.
May 11 at 7:11pm

Taking the subway into D.C.
May 12 at 11:23am

At the Native American Smithsonian.
May 12 at 12:26pm

I made my mom laugh hard coke came out her nose. In the middle of the Native American Smithsonian restaurant. I can’t take her anywhere.
May 12 at 1:59pm
Comment…THD likes this.
Comment…FW at 3:36pm May 12
Your mom snorts coke.

At the Air and Space Smithsonian.
May 12 at 3:11pm

Going to see the White House/Jefferson Memorial.
May 12 at 6:39pm

Phone is dying. I just hope
May 12 at 7:55pm

Lost was epic.
May 14 at 7:54am

Is inside Trader Joe’s. It’s too good to be true.
May 14 at 9:48am

We are about ready to go home. x_X
May 14 at 10:22am

Heading for Williamsburg.
May 14 at 11:02am

I am at the sight of the battle of Yorktown. AKA, um, Yorktown.
May 14 at 6:08pm

Going to Colonial Williamsburg as one last thing before we go!
May 15 at 8:03am

Williamsburg is cool. But it’s hot here.
May 15 at 9:48am

Trying to find something to eat.
May 15 at 11:33am

Is in a building that is 294 years old.
May 15 at 12:54pm

The actual reenactment stuff is starting.
May 15 at 1:42pm

I saw someone riding on ye olde Segway.
May 15 at 3:02pm

Woo, it’s pouring rain all of the sudden. At least it’s not so hot anymore.
May 15 at 3:22pm

Pizza Hut messed up, and instead of making 2 pizza’s, one ham, one peperoni, they made one pizza with ham and pepperoni. They gave us that one free, and are making us our actual pizza’s. Free pizza is always good.
May 15 at 6:39pm

Then he had several posts about our drive home before the final post bout our trip….

Home is a wonderful place to be.
May 17 at 9:24am.


BTW, before anyone asks…No, I do not have Facebook.  I am getting a lot of pressure from my oldest son AND my friends to get it.  But, I feel my blog is enough of a time hog hobby for me.  My oldest son informs me that "blogging" is old technology now and I should be doing Facebook, twittering and podcasting.  YIKES!  I might as well just face it right now that I cannot keep up with technology or my 14 year old!  LOL

Happy Homeschooling,




  1. Anonymous said,

    Some of these are v. funny – "ye olde seway" – love it.

    And yes, FB can be a monumental time-waster. I usually check in only 2-3 times per week.

  2. SchoolinMama said,

    I was thinking about friending you on facebook, so since you're not on there, I could ask your son to be friends and tell him it's because you're so cool?! That would probably disturb the poor kid! Another great post – thanks!

    Be blessed,

  3. sixhotpeppers said,

    Excellent post!

    (as usual 🙂

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