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Tag Archives: Washington D.C.
It’s a rite of spring – the eighth graders are back. Normally, I love spring for its tour work after a couple months off, but hate it for the heavy crowds around the National Mall. Believe me, tour guides earn … Continue reading
My first thought was “Oh great, another person telling me which way to go.” But as I sat at a red light near the Watergate I realized here was another of the Latin American liberators. Former Mexican President Benito Juarez … Continue reading
The next evolution in bike riding around the city has come with valet parking for bikes. What? The UrbanScrawlDC newsletter reports the new wave of bike ridership that includes 10,000 daily trips on those red Capital Bikeshare cycles you see … Continue reading
I know it’s a mild winter so far, but an email about the cherry blossom festival made me daydream over Washington overflowing with tourists hoping to see pink and white blossoms around the Tidal Basin. Actually, now’s the time to … Continue reading
City sidewalks, city sidewalks, dressed in holiday style . . . OK, it’s not the glitz of New York or the charm of some Hallmark Christmas movie of a small town, but the Christmas market along F St. between … Continue reading
The 16-day federal government shutdown has ended. Can I hear an amen? I won’t thank lawmakers for finally coming to their senses, especially that idiot congressman who told a park ranger she should be ashamed for keeping people out of … Continue reading
I normally don’t write about politics. They are thousands of others who specialize in hate mongering. But I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. Aside being angry over people who like me losing money (most … Continue reading
I’m a big advocate of looking up when walking around major buildings. It’s amazing what you’re missing at street level. The Recorder of the Archives hangs above Pennsylvania Ave. Author James Goode called it “the finest sculptured pediment in Washington” … Continue reading
Along Pennsylvania Ave., I often tell tourists they’re walking over the same ground that many of our country’s great people have passed over two centuries. Abe Lincoln and John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ok, many walked on … Continue reading
Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The Dream Speech. Martin Luther King Jr. I was too young to understand exactly what was going on in town that day. A few years later, I did know what … Continue reading
Combat pilot, test pilot, astronaut and elected to Congress – it was quite a life for John Leonard “Jack” Swigert, Jr. A bronze statue of the Colorado Congressman-to-be stands in the Capitol Visitors Center. Made by George and Mark Lundeen, … Continue reading
When hearing Mount Vernon would have fireworks at 1 p.m. on the Fourth of July I had to see them. Daytime fireworks? It was a lot of fun even if the display was a little underwhelming and certainly nothing close … Continue reading
The Korean War Memorial’s Wall of Remembrance is often overlooked by passersby concentrating on the statues. But, it has so many great images among the 1,500 that are worth seeing. And the best is for last – the German Shepherd … Continue reading