April 14-18, 2013
Our next stop was Bull Run Regional Park in Manassas, VA. It was as close as we could get to a MetroRail Station into Washington, DC. The campsite was a little more than we like to pay, and it was only an electric hook-up (no water or sewer). But spending a week touring the capital was a priority for Mike. Plus it turned out to be a really nice campsite conveniently located near the showers and laundry. Our site was large which really didn’t matter because the campground was practically empty anyway.
Mike is a history buff and was looking forward to spending lots of time touring as many museums as we could. We barely cracked the surface. It would take many weeks to see everything. Rather than rush through a bunch of them, we selected a few and then spent hours at each one. We also did some walking and visited many of the important monuments and memorials. The museums we toured were the Smithsonian Natural History, Smithsonian American History, Smithsonian National Air and Space, Bureau of Printing and Engraving and the International Spy Museum. Our final full day was spent at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. All of the previous days facts and figures were replaced with a heavy load of emotion. It was a very full week and I’m looking forward to enjoying some downtime at our next stop.