The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York

That is a day that most of us old enough to remember will never forget, those scenes etched in our memories forever. It is a day that changed so many lives around the world and one that should never be forgotten, along with those that unnecessarily lost their lives. It is a day our children should know about so those memories live on forever.

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA

We walked the first long corridor of Eastern State Penitentiary, with it’s high ceilings, frequent doors, and its eerie silence, broken only by our voices and the head set I was wearing. It was easy to imagine being locked up in silence and this is how it was in the beginning. A state of the art prison system, where, once prisoners entered it’s doors, they were kept in solitary confinement, never seeing or speaking to anyone. When it was necessary to move from their cells they were blindfolded so as not to see another person by mistake.

A ride on an Amish buggy with Aaron and Jessica’s Buggy Rides, Lancaster Pennsylvania.

Arriving in Lancaster County in the 1720s, the oldest and largest Amish community in the country is the Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When I found out that Lancaster was kind of on our way from Washington DC to our next stop in Philadelphia, I just had to take the kids there! The Amish way of life has always interested and appealed to me so I was quite excited about this adventure.

The Medieval Times dinner and tournament, Baltimore

Our evening meal today was as exciting as a meal can be, in fact you could say we had a great knight (and yes I did spell that wrong on purpose!) For tonight we headed to Baltimore and stepped back in time to an era of knights, jousting and horses.

An up to date guide to travelling from England’s main airports with autistic passengers!

Those of us who have flown with autistic children know how much it helps if the airport has measures in place to help. Those who haven’t flown yet may feel reassured knowing what help is out there. There is conflicting advice with out of date viral posts on social media making it more confusing so I have researched current advice and help available. Here is a quick guide to travelling from each of the main airports, the help they have in place and how to access that help: