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Off the sidewalks for a little while

After three solid months of guiding several times weekly, I even managed two different tours twice in three days. And then crash. I figured it was fatigue. Turns out a series of different illnesses were all interrelated — staph infection. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: DuPont Circle fountain

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Wordless Wednesday: Gardens of the monuments

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Native Washingtonian 101: Things we overlook

I’m always surprised by the little things that tourists spot that we take for granted. The trees – I need to buy a Boy Scout manual and refresh my memory because I’m asked all the time what tree we’re passing. … Continue reading

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Tourists say the darndest things

Another tour season is starting. The eight graders will soon grow from a trickle to flood. Families will follow in the summertime and six months will pass before tour guides wonder what happened over the past half year. Tourists say … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Monumental Thoughts

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Wordless Wednesday: Under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge

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Happy Flag Day

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It’s cherry blossom time

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Reflecting pool under renovation

The National Mall’s Reflecting pool is amid renovation through 2012. The $30.5 million makeover will replace the 1930 original that has been leaking for years. The new pool will recycle water to keep it from becoming stagnant. Walkways and lighting … Continue reading

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