Monthly Archives: January 2011

My First DC snowstorm

I experienced my first DC-area snowstorm Wednesday evening, and now I know why even just a few inches of snow are such a big deal: heavy traffic, hills and quick icy buildup. We got a notice at work early in … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities

I’ve been keeping an eye on possible volunteer opportuniites since moving here almost 3 months ago. Like everything else in this metro area, there are lots of things to do; it’s all about learning about them and then deciding which … Continue reading

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Free National Parks Day

Yesterday was one of the days throughout the year that the National Park Service provides free admission. And I celebrated by joining a hiking club for an exploration of Great Falls Park, on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. … Continue reading

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Museum Hopping

It was a delightful day museum hopping with a hiking club, blending culture with some outdoor activity. It seems the DC-area hiking clubs do lots of urban walks/hikes like this. We started out at the National Geographic Society, where there … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Birthday in DC

I was wondering how I’d celebrate my birthday in a new city with few friends. But I needn’t have concerned myself about that, as it turned out to be a delightful day of surprises. I went to the church I’ve … Continue reading

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Officially a Maryland Resident

Well, I’m now a card-carrying Maryland resident. If I ever get stopped by the police while driving, I’ll be producing a Maryland driver’s license. And when election time rolls around again, I’ll be enrolled to vote here. It took awhile … Continue reading

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