It was so much fun to read all the guesses about where we went on our big vacation. So many of you were very close and a lot of you knew that Alex would definitely enjoy a trip that focused on history. We saw a lot of national monuments.
and A LOT of girl scouts! Yes, we were in Washington DC at the same time as 250,000 girl scouts for their 100th anniversary celebration. It was soooo crowded and everywhere we went, we were surrounded by girl scouts.
We collect stamps in our National Parks and Monuments passport book and by the time we finished our trip, we had 20 new stamps! (Badges anyone?)
If you know Alex, you probably aren’t surprised that he would pick Washington DC for one of the destinations on his graduation trip. It wasn’t only about the history though…he was most excited about going to see this special exhibit at the Smithsonian about The Art of Video Games. lol! It wasn’t even a very big exhibit, but it was really cool for him.
The entire Smithsonian experience was a big deal for him (and we all loved it too). You will be seeing more blog posts about all the cool things we saw. Washington DC was a big hit!
Part 2 of our trip….
Another wish Alex had was to see a Broadway show. He was especially excited about going to Mary Poppins. He has poured over this book for the past few years and he has been dreaming of going to New York to see it. I’m happy to report that it was everything he hoped for and more. It was an incredible production that we all enjoyed. We also saw Wicked on Broadway and loved that as well. We hung out in Times Square, rode the subway, went to Rockefeller Center, took a carriage ride in Central Park, and went to the American Museum of Natural History. FAO Schwarz and Nintendo World. Alex got to cross off several of his bucket list wishes on this trip!
Of course, we also went to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
We had the most amazing time and I’m really proud that we made it through the trip so well. Crowds are not easy for Alex (they aren’t my favorite either) and I have to say that New York City is an extremely difficult place to visit for someone with autism who is very afraid of heights. We had to be quite creative at times, but we pulled it off. We were gone for 10 days, but I probably have 100 stories to scrap/blog now!
So….. Tiff guessed correctly and she was only the 2nd one to guess! A lot of others were very close with guessing DC + another destination. (Tiff – send me an email and I’ll hook you up with your reward.) I’m going to give her a $25 gift certificate to amazon.com because I can ALWAYS find something fun at amazon! Thanks so much to everyone who played along!