The December 2019 Splash was taken at the Smithsonian. I have to admit that one of my favorite places to spend a day is the Smithsonian Institution. I have visited countless times - from elementary school field trips for specific exhibits to casually wandering the halls with my family as a teenager to discovering it all again through the eyes of my own children.
Now that our BallTeam is older, they have all decided that the Smithsonian is also a great way to spend a day. This year for Thanksgiving, we had some scheduling issues. So, my solution was to spend Thanksgiving Day as a family at the Smithsonian. We did Thanksgiving proper - kinda - on Friday this year. We are so blessed and have so much to be grateful for.
We are grateful for public facilities that promote curiosity and education. This elephant (his name is Henry) is the iconic photo op at the Museum of Natural History. We had a great Thanksgiving with Henry.