Monthly Archives: November 2010

Takoma Park Stroll

It was a sunny, crisp fall day and I had spent most of it doing some household tasks and beginning Christmas preparations. The outdoors was calling me, and it seemed like a good time to explore more of my neighborhood … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Roadtrip

Well, my first major roadtrip by car out of DC and it was quite the adventure, to put it mildly. Warned that traffic out of the metro area is beastly the Wednesday before the holiday, I postponed departure for southern … Continue reading

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DC Area Hiking — C&O Canal

I’m continually amazed at all the outdoor opportuniities close to DC. Not only cycling, but also hiking. I joined the local chapter of the Sierra Club for a hike along some bluffs overlooking the Maryland side of the Potomac River. … Continue reading

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First Justice Roadtrip

The Justice Team for the Sisters of Mercy is hitting the road this weekend, going to Columbus, GA, to participate in the annual vigil to call for closing the School of the Americas. That’s a training program at Fort Benning … Continue reading

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Headaches of the Big City

OK, things aren’t all rosy being new to an area and not familiar with getting around. Last week, I gathered up my courage and figured out how to get to a seminar on social media at the University of Maryland. I was … Continue reading

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Exploring DC — Rock Creek Park by bicycle

It was a gorgeous mid-November Saturday, with sunny skies and temps in the mid-60s. After doing some laundry and hanging it out on the clothesline to dry, and enjoying my lunch in the back yard, I was inspired to check … Continue reading

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Exploring DC — Georgetown

The DC-area Sierra Club has a very active hiking group, with several options each weekend. Not only do they lead wilderness hikes, but also explorations of city neighborhoods and parks. My second Saturday here, I signed up for a walking … Continue reading

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