We made a home outside of DC our home base for ten days. Here are some of the day trips we made. We went to Fulks Run, VA, a quaint little wide-spot in the road where my 4x great-grandfather lived. We met a distant relative who happened to have a display board of my relatives and we saw their school house and cemetery.
We drove to Gettysburg and visited my friend Steve Burlew, the director of Banner of Truth in Carlisle, PA.
Manassas Battlefield, the site of two decisive Confederate victories, was another favorite. It is the place where Thomas Jackson earned his nickname "Stonewall".
Mount Vernon was the place that most exceeded my expectations on the trip. It was beautiful. George Washington retired as president because he would rather be at Mount Vernon than be president of the United States.