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Often, J and I try to plan our vacation around days where we get automatic holiday vacations at work.  The 4th of July is one of those “long weekend” type dates at work, depending on what day the 4th falls.  Since it’s on a Friday this year, we get the Friday off work, but that’s it.  That said, that’s what we get vacation days for, so we’re going to take an extra one and head out on Thursday for our 4th of July holiday!

I’ve always wanted to spend the 4th at Washington D.C.   Something about the Nation’s birthday, at the Nation’s capital…just seemed like so much fun!  Thankfully, J loves D.C. as much as I do, so it was an easy sell to get him to agree to this year’s 4th of July holiday in D.C.!  Last night, we booked our flights and hotel, and I’m currently looking at the various options for activities while we’re there.  Sadly, it’s a bit too late to schedule a tour of the White House or the U.S. Treasury, so we’ll have to leave that for our next trip over there, but that’s ok…more reason to go back!

Another good thing is that our good friend from the NL, also our Dutch teacher, now lives in D.C. with her husband, so we’ll get a chance to see them too!  Overall, it’s looking to be a fantastic trip, and I can’t wait to go and tell you all about it!  If any of you have any recommendations for D.C., I’d love to hear them…we’re always looking for something new and different!


Much love,