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Took the kids down to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing today for a free tour. It was awesome! We saw a million dollars in $10 bills immediately after walking in the door! By the time we had seen all the printing presses and other rooms, we had seen well over $1 Billion (yes, B, Billion) dollars. Too bad we could not take any photos of that!
At the end of the tour, while overlooking the room where all the money is shrink-wrapped for shipping, the guide told us all to all raise our right hands. Then she told us to place them over our mouths and then to blow a kiss to “kiss it all goodbye” :-)
By all means, if you have a chance to do this tour, do it. It is fun. But the (free) tickets go fast during tourist season (which is now). We got our 3:15pm tour passes around 10:15am this morning to give you an idea. They were sold out by 11am for sure.
My kids took most of the photos today. Check em out.
I traced out our tour/walk on a neat google maps mashup called GMAP Pedometer. Looks like we did between 4 and 5 miles. Not bad for a warm summer day and three kids (6, 6, and 9 years old). They did it in style.