My kids and I like to go into D.C. often for the Smithsonian museums. We especially like the Museum of American History.
We whip through the Star-Spangled Banner exhibit first and then go to the basement. They like to hang out in the Spark! Lab science and activity area and I like to stare longingly at Julia Child’s kitchen.
They have her entire kitchen, down to the phone books and every last copper saucier. Something about her kitchen reminds me of my granny’s, except Granny didn’t have so many $400 pots.
The stove is a plain and modest by today’s standards and something no self-respecting Top Chef would be caught dead sautéing on.
This week we instead of American History we are going to a farmers’ market for lunch and produce shopping and then the girls want to go to the Spy Museum.
I’d like to go scope it out before my dad comes to town. He was in military intelligence, so the Spy Museum is a must-see for him.
In my home town all the waitresses are Russian or Polish. He drops a little Russian chit-chat on them and always gets premium service. Which is surprising, if you think about why he knows Russian.
Normally, when we go into D.C. we park at an outlying Metro station and take the train. I’d like the mobility of my car on this trip, but parking in Washington, D.C. is usually such a nightmare, and expensive. We’ll see.
Within a minute, I received a discount code (AGENT) good for $5 off Spy Museum admission and 15% off in the gift shop. A handy bit of intel!
There is also a little cryptography puzzle on the site.
I noticed on the first page that some of the letters in the banner were darker than others.
I hovered over the little question mark and followed the direction to a place where I could enter my discovered codes.
Click on the other headers (Visit, Explore, Learn, etc.) on the site to find the other code words in order.
Enter them all in the form and submit for a discount code! The payoff is small, so do it for the joy of solving the puzzle and for cool points with your kids.
After our trip I hope to have more pictures for you and details about where to park, eat and survive the heat in Washington, D.C. in July!
What’s you favorite thing to do in D.C.? Favorite restaurant or museum?