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Days 41-42: Boston

Driving in Boston was nuts. Who knows how anyone with a Massachusetts license plate obtained their license in the first place. The natives showed us no mercy as we tried our best to find our way around town. Since so many roads are layered on top of each other, our gps kept getting confused which one we …

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Days 38-40: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Plimoth Plantation

In the morning, we drove to Mystic Aquarium. Unlike the Ripley's Aquarium that we went to in Gatlinburg, this one was extremely crowded. Even so, we loved seeing all the sea life. We watched a sea lion show that was fascinating. We also got to see a whale and octopus that the Ripley's aquarium didn't have. That …

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Days 29-30: Philadelphia and Valley Forge

We left the casino hotel and drove 1.5 hours to Philadelphia, PA. We were very excited to see the historical parts of the city which were so vital to the beginning of our nation. We visited Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and many other historical sites. We decided we needed to try some Philly cheesesteaks so we went …

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Day 28: Assateague National Park, Dover Downs Casino

Wild horses! In the morning, we drove down to Assateague National Park in Maryland to see the wild horses which roam Assateague Island. We stopped by the visitor center to learn a little about the island and get a map. Immediately upon crossing the bridge, we were greeted by some plump horses munching on the roadside. …

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Day 25: Gettysburg & Hershey KOA

We ate some cereal for breakfast before driving to Gettysburg where we watched the intro video and viewed the cyclorama depiction of the battle. We took the self-guided driving tour where we made numerous stops to view all the monuments and information panels. At some of the stops there were lookout towers, one of which …

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Day 24: National Cathedral, Antietam National Battlefield

On our way out of D.C., we stopped by the National Cathedral and took a tour. The stain glass and architecture was magnificent. It was interesting that the cathedral is one of the most recently built cathedrals being only about 100 years old. Pft. We then headed towards Antietam National Battlefield where we stopped for gas …

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Days 21-23: Washington, D.C.

Rather than go into immense detail about every single place we visited, we will simply list the places we visited and include pictures we took. No need for us to bore you with details that you can look up on your own. Much to our surprise, Labor Day was not busy at all. Most of …

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Day 20: Manassas National Battlefield & Washington, D.C.

We ate cereal for breakfast before driving to Manassas National Battlefield which was only a few minutes from our hotel. We watched an introduction video and visited the museum before doing a driving tour around the battlefield. After the battlefield, we decided to hit up our usually trip-planning place - Panera. Their free wifi and tasty …

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Day 19: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

When we awoke, we noticed we had the early signs of a cold (probably form eating at the hospital). We ate at Waffle House for breakfast before visiting Monticello. On the way there, we bought some echinacea tea; or, as Myles calls it, euthanasia tea, to help with our colds.  Even though it was a dreary …

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Day 18: Richmond – State Capitol Building, White House and Museum of the Confederacy

When we visited Columbia, SC, we learned that the city was laid out in advance before it was settled by very many people. This made it very easy to find your way around town as everything was laid out in perfect right angles. This did not seem to be the case for Richmond. When our …

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