Holidays at National Harbor

We’ve been known to frequent National Harbor for summer and winter fun, but it had definitely been a while. So, we went all in with lots of holiday activities. From fireworks and ICE to slides, ice skating and cookies with Mrs. Claus, we came and conquered!

Quality Santa Time

We love our Santa visits! And for the 11th year in a row, we braved the mall to speak with the big guy. O still was reluctant but warmed up, while C is an old pro!

Early Holiday Fun

Nothing like getting into the holiday spirit before Thanksgiving even hits! Thanks to Spectacular Factory at Artechouse, we were in the seasonal mood in no time. The interactive and immersive visual displays were only topped by having some of O’s friends in on the visit!

Late Fall at the Cabin

We’ve fallen in love with cabin life, thanks to the pandemic. And the Cabins at Deer Run continue to deliver on comfort and fun! This time we had grandparent guests as we celebrated a few recent birthdays, and great weather for most of the stay! Here are some highlights…

Halloween as Bad Guys (Again)

Halloween brings out the dark side of the family at times, and like in years past, we went for a bad guy theme. We did Marvel proud and gave it our all as Dr. Doom, Scarlet Witch, Venom and Thanos. There was a little rain but that didn’t dampen spirits in the grand quest for…

Super Bowl Sunday in November

Colin’s foray into flag football yielded an exciting season, capped with a Super Bowl win. Check out the highlights from the playoffs!

Boo at the Zoo

We did something new this year – Boo at the Zoo in the heart of DC! While a fan of their Zoo Lights holiday evenings, we opted for a sugar-focused night with 30 trick-or-treat stations. After we were done, we had enough candy to pass out on Halloween!

New Look Into Air and Space

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum recently opened its first phase of a multi-year renovation. We made sure to hit every exhibit, where we saw fun, new interactive exhibits and a few old favorites.

A Final Midwest Day

Our third day in Chicago showed no rest for the weary with continued amazing eats and fun times with friends. Oh, and we also did a little sightseeing!