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Category Archives: Attractions
It’s a common question from both tourists and friends – what’s something different to see in town? It’s a question I find as wide open as the ocean and as difficult to cross. A few questions come first by me. … Continue reading
Gentleman departing the nearby Washington Club tipped their caps to the woman softly rocking on the porch of the corner home – Dolley Madison. Some 168 years later, the late First Lady supposed is still found some nights rocking on … Continue reading
I’ve driven past Meridian Hill Park many times, but finally decided on a warm Sunday afternoon to walk into it. What a disappointment. Meridian Hill Park needs a lot of love. The kind that only comes through lots of cash. … Continue reading
One thing I love about traveling is seeing places I’ve long heard about and never expected to see. But in my annual bucket list of travels, I recently found myself walking across the Brooklyn Bridge on a warm fall afternoon. … Continue reading
Saw three wedding couples posing for photos on Saturday.
I’ve been to Mount Vernon countless times over a half century since growing up across the Potomac River from the mansion. But I’ve only been down to the boat ramp and far crops twice. Yeah, that’s nuts. Nearly all of … Continue reading
There’s a colonial plantation at Reagan (Washington National to locals) Airport. Or rather, there’s an airport on an old colonial plantation. I had to check out Abingdon Plantation when first learning of it from a company specializing in unique urban sites. … Continue reading
I used to jog (really) in the Arboretum in the late 1980s while working at the Washington Times. The Arboretum had an open gate by the newspaper along New York Ave. and I ran best I could around the park. … Continue reading
Six states, 1,400 miles, worst hail storm ever, snow squall, 45 degrees, 100 degrees – and it was a fun time. My wife and I went out west to see a cousin for the first time and Yellowstone National Park. … Continue reading
At first glance it seemed there was a little chapel in the middle of Rock Creek Cemetery. A beautiful Gothic stone building alongside many of the mausoleums of the rich and famous. And sure enough, walking up to it, I … Continue reading
Amid the famous buildings of Capitol Hill sits a small brick house with two centuries of history. The Sewall-Belmont House on the corner of Second St. and Constitution Ave. NE has been associated with our political leaders since the … Continue reading