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Pizza and Pigskins Tour

At long last, my Pizza and Pigskins Tour begins June 26 and runs through December. We’ll tour Georgetown for 30 minutes and then stop for lunch featuring the best pizza in town. See Our Tours above for details.

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Museum of the Bible is a real beauty

The first thing you notice upon entering the Museum of the Bible is the ceiling. Sometimes it’s flowers, sometimes it looks like the Sistine Chapel. But, it’s the most amazing video board I’ve ever seen. Turns out that’s just the … Continue reading

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Grace Church in Georgetown

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Third Infantry — Rock of the Marne

I love monuments that come with explanations. This granite marker in Arlington National Cemetery not far from the Tomb of the Unknowns explains why the Army unit is so important. I’ll simply let it explain itself. “The 3rd Division was … Continue reading

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Admiral still leads way for Peru

Entering the Peruvian embassy on 17th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW means getting by Miguel Grau first. The magnificent bust of the country’s person of the past millennium dominates the doorway. There wasn’t room to put it elsewhere and what the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Garden at National Cathedral

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Happy Memorial Day

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The boxer and actor

One of my favorite stops while walking through Arlington National Cemetery is just below the Tomb of the Unknowns where heavyweight champion Joe Louis lies next to famed actor Lee Marvin. Maybe it’s just a good spot to catch your … Continue reading

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World War I Memorial

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More than a pile of rocks

The grounds of the Organizational States of America are filled with artwork. One looks like a pile of rocks. That’s because it is. According to a nearby marker, the stones are an Inuksuk — “A northern stone land marker used … Continue reading

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John Glenn: From the stars to Arlington National Cemetery

Growing up in the 1960s, our heroes were astronauts. Men were going to the moon. The moon! Today, space exploration seems doable, but back then they were flying in outer space with less technology than in our cell phones. My … Continue reading

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Gen. Pershing and World War I Memorial

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Who loves pizza and tours?

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X marks Deep Throat’s spot

As a journalist in town for more than 40 years, this is my holy ground. A parking garage where secrets that brought down a president were told. Military folks love the World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. Nurses want … Continue reading

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Brookside Gardens

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Visiting Congressional Cemetery

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By George – it’s General Washington

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Colonial surgeon’s tools

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Colonial troops at Mount Vernon

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Mount Vernon – Call to Arms

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