|Scrapcat seeking in a Pennsylvania woods|
(source: Thank you ShelleyJean)
|ShelleyJean on the covered bridge|
|At the base of Little Round Top|
|Pennsylvania Civil War Memorial|
Gettysburg is worth a second visit. I would like to visit the National Cemetery next time. After leaving Gettysburg, we headed southeast to DC. Along the way, we made a number of stops along a second geotrail: the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) geotrail. These thirteen stops were perfectly nestled within the boundaries of the NMNH tour and our final stop in Martinsburg, WV.
|Union Mills Homestead|
Stops included cemeteries, historic mills and residences, sites of historic battles, and old railroad depots, and everything included a marker.
|ShelleyJean for the find|
|Shriver Homestead Vertical Sundial|
Last stop for the night was our second Smithsonian find.. imagine our surprise when our headlights flashed upon this!
|TaGeez (with his broken leg) toddling along on with his jolly trolley|
|ShelleyJean and Scrapcat on Madison Drive|
By the time the museum opened (get there early - trust me!), we had found four more NMNH puzzle finals and started two Earth caches.
|Scrapcat and TaGeez's obligatory|
Washington Monument picture
|Look! We found a bigger head than ours!|
Dum Dum Gum Gum
The line wraps around and back on itself. Luckily TaGeez and his jolly trolley reserved a spot in line early. Soon we were inside to see our old friend again.
|I'm sad this is blurry, but you can't miss our smiles|
TaGeez, ShelleyJean, and Scrapcat
|TaGeez, Scrapcat and ShelleyJean|
|High five for a job well done, Shelley!|
|Scrapcat hanging with the locals|
|Scrapcat and TaGeez got into the act, too!|
Then, on a more somber note, we turned to the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.
|There are a lot of hills here...|
|... and dogs!|
|Shelley hanging with John Phillip Sousa|
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History GeoTour will be discontinued at a date to be determined in the first quarter of 2018. The NMNH GeoTour was launched April 2, 2013; and we’ve appreciated the support and positive feedback on the NMNH GeoTour from the Geocaching community. We have enjoyed reading your logs. We hope; and I believe we did, through the cache pages and puzzles, provided a different look into the National Museum of Natural History. We wish it could continue but that will not be possible. We wanted to let you know, at this time, so that if you wish to do the tour it should not be put off. As of 4/20/2017 there remain 125 coins to be awarded for completing the tour.