<<Cross-posted on Virginia Is for Mysteries blog August 10, 2013>>
The “educational” tag is SO over rated. Especially when it comes to summer vacations. My parents (a self-employed business man and an elementary school teacher) made it their mission to make sure we learned something over the summer break. So while my friends were water skiing on Lake Michigan or riding donkeys down to bottom of the Grand Canyon or hanging out with Mickey & Minnie, my family was marching through the Smithsonian in DC or traipsing along the Freedom Trail in Boston or sitting/snoozing through historical lectures in the City of Brotherly Love.
Did I have VA-CAY Envy? You bet I did!