Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hike 6: Manassas National Battlefield Park

Hiking through the rolling hills of Virginia along the historic path of Civil War soldiers.

Hiking through the rolling hills of Virginia along the historic path of Civil War soldiers. (More pics below the post.)

On this beautiful, slightly blustery Saturday morning we ventured about 35 minutes outside of DC to Prince William County, Virginia for a historic hike.

Manassas National Battlefield Park is home to two Civil War battles: Battle of First Manassas and Battle of Second Manassas, or [First/Second] Battle of Bull Run for southerners. Both battles ring of historic value, allowing for a hike laden with not only beautiful Virginia nature, but also educational opportunities.

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Hike 5: NOMA to the National Mall

Strolling along DC on a calm Friday evening.

Strolling along DC on a calm Friday evening.

Did you know DC has 127 named neighborhoods? That’s right, in 61.4 square miles you can transition neighborhoods about as often as you can cross the street. So for this hike, we decided to hit up a few of those locally acclaimed areas.

Due to weekend plans, and the desire to see two of my favorite 12-year-olds play baseball, we strapped the little guy into the Bob, covered it up with a mosquito net and ventured out on a Friday evening.

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