Welcome to the August doldrums. There's no more camp for LBA and SoBA (that will come as good news to SoBA, who did not have the greatest summer camp experience this year - not sure about LBA though). Mrs. BA and I are working on various plans to keep LBA and SoBA occupied until school starts later this month.
Here's a list from DCist of "14 Places to Go With Kids In and Around DC."
NATIONAL CAPITAL TROLLEY MUSEUM: This could be fun.
ANACOSTIA SKATING RINK: We tend toward indoor skating at the SkateZone, but this would be a different perspective.
THE FREER AND SACKLER GALLERIES: Museums are usually a good way to go when it's either too hot or raining, something it does a lot in August.
KENILWORTH PARK AND AQUATIC GARDENS: This is a popular destination from our little corner of the world. I should really go there.
NEWSEUM: Been there before and would go back - but it's always hard to reconcile paying for a museum in a town where all the museums are free.
ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL: Definitely in my top 5 of the many memorials around the city.
2 AMYS: Although I might opt for the new Pizza Paradiso that just opened closed to home.
NATIONALS PARK: We've only been to a few games so far this season - but SoBA and LBA are going to a clinic there on Saturday morning and then we are all going to the game on Saturday night.
EAST POTOMAC GOLF COURSE: I would play more golf.
BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING: This was one of my favorite stops on my 6th grade trip to DC.
DUMBARTON OAKS: A nice place to take the air, which in August can be questionable.
GRAVELLY POINT: The Clan has done this. If it's a nice day and the wind is in the right direction, you can see lots of planes and have a nice picnic by the river.
MARIAN KOSHLAND SCIENCE MUSEUM: This might be too much like school for LBA and SoBA - but that doesn't mean we shouldn't do it.