Washington DC 

We went up to Washington DC last long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the sights. We visited the Mint, which the boys found fascinating, and had a tour of the Capitol Building. We learnt a lot about the immense pride the Americans have for their country and their beliefs.

It has been really interesting to listen and watch the boys learn about the Civil Rights movement here and the impact it has had on racial views around the world. They have both come home most distressed about the story of Ruby Bridges and have deeply questioned why and how people can be “so mean” and intolerant of others. It was Martin Luther King Day the other weekend, so there have been many discussions at school.

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Gettysburg

From Washington, we went up to Gettysburg for the night and through the battlefields. Fascinating history!

USA Gettysburg snow travels with boys

The boys were super excited as it snowed!! Real, heavy, ploppy snow. Hours of fun playing. It was beautiful to see the historic town transformed overnight and to wake up to a blanket of fresh snow.

USA snow in Gettysburg Travels with Boys

(Part 10 of 25)

Author: Anita Sedlak

This story is part of a series following the journey of Anita, Orren and their two boys Byron and Myles, who left Australia in November 2014 to experience life in different parts of the world. They made their way to America where they discovered incredible places, met wonderful people, and put down roots for a six-month stint working in a different job. They ventured to Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Scotland, Italy, Germany and France and made so many memories along the way. Each week we publish a new conversation. Follow their journey.

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