Monthly Archives: May 2011

In the Shadow of the Capitol

It was Memorial Day Eve in DC and for some reason I had an interest in joining the mobs on the West Lawn of the Capitol for the annual holiday concert. My friend Joyce who was visiting from Queensbury was a … Continue reading

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Touring the World in D.C.

A couple of weeks ago I visited eight countries without even leaving D.C. , by participating in the annual embassy tour. (I’m told that technically you’re on the soil of an embassy’s country when you’re on their  property.) Within the span … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Blue Ridge

What a delightful day in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains! About an hour ride from the Virginia suburbs of DC, and we were in the Thompson Wildlife Management Area, gaping at woods full of trillium, yellow lady slippers … Continue reading

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Visiting the National Zoo

When kids of various ages — 11, 9, 5 and 3 — are all in DC for a week and you have one day to all get together, what do you do? Go to the zoo, of course. And that’s … Continue reading

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Sightseeing Part II

This week I have guest bloggers Carolyn (my sister) and Olivia and Rose (my neices) writing about their visit during their Spring Break. It was great to be in our nation’s capital this past week. The girls were thrilled to … Continue reading

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