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Ok I’m skewing the truth a bit here with this blog title because … this site really ISN’T the home of Harriet Tubman.  But it was a place of historic significance and damn!  Harriet Tubman is so fascinating!  Did you know she not only escaped slavery but then returned to help many other slaves get to freedom?  I think most of us know that but… did you know she ALSO fought in the civil war, and married a man 20+ years her junior?  While I was away for a work retreat, our team took a little field trip to this gorgeous architectural homage to Harriet Tubman.  Even the grounds are peaceful and introspective, and the modern exhibits indoors are a fully immersive experience where the songs/prayers/sounds of slavery and civil war surround you as you walk through the visitor center.  If you get to the Chesapeake Maryland area, you should check it out:

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Just back from spending the first night of Passover with cousins in the DC area – where everything is blooming a little faster. Cousins romped in the driveway, and we checked out the cherry trees blossoming in Chevy Chase. Some clever little boys even set up a lemonade stand and reaped the benefits of a lot of foot traffic. Ezra is already excited to do this again in the next few months.

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While we drove through Maryland we stopped in to check out an amazing exhibit at Port Discovery – the kids museum for Baltimore. Currently there’s a very fun, interactive show on the subject of all things ‘Wizard of Oz‘. Ezra and Zoe had just heard the ‘books on tape’ version of this story in the car, so they loved having some visuals put to it all. The voice altering machine (used in the story to amplify the wizard’s voice to make him more intimidating) was a big hit with my little crowd. And the permanent climbing maze is one of the most impressive we’ve seen … going through 3 floors. It’s not for those skittish about heights and climbing – however Ezra found plenty of little pockets of nets that he could manage without feeling overwhelmed. And you’ll need a change of clothing for the the water area – where there are even some fun games for the older kids to enjoy.

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Normally Fridays are reserved for Beautiful Things that we find on other blogs – but this Friday we have the most beautiful of all things to share: time with family! We spent a good part of the week traveling further south to DC and MD, hiking in nature, hanging with cousins, having a couple seders and waking to a surprising snow fall. Other than some relatives being displaced by a fire at their hotel – the weekend was pleasantly crazy with family fun.

Hooray for cousins!

Hooray for cousins!


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Who knew he'd like wii dancing so much?

Who knew he’d like wii dancing so much?

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