Category Archives: Washington life

Cherry blossoms coming early

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What’s plant-based turkey taste like?

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Barred photo sites around Washington

Washington is the seventh most photographed city in the world, but some buildings and inside exhibits are barred. The most prominent no-no is the Pentagon because it is a military installation. There are big signs on the perimeter that say … Continue reading

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I have a new book coming

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POTUS, FLOTUS favorite drinks

FIRST LADIES FAVORITE DRINKS CITRUS PUNCH COCKTAIL Martha Washington – Citrus punch cocktail: 9 oz. Flor de Caña 4-Year-Old Gold Rum, 12 oz. Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year-Old Rum, 6 oz. Grand Marnier, 9 oz. fresh lemon juice, 9 oz. fresh … Continue reading

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Happy 11th anniversary to . . . me

The upside of 2021 was some tourism in Washington versus zero for me in 2020. But, it was still a rough year for guides walking and talking the streets of the nation’s capital. I went 18 months overall without touring … Continue reading

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DAR Christmas tree

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New aquatics center opens

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Merry Christmas

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National Christmas Tree

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Early Christmas message from Santa

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Christmas comes to Nationals Park

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How donuts are made in DuPont Circle

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Taller fence protects White House

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Grace Coolidge saves Rebecca from being Thanksgiving dinner

Rebecca was given to President Coolidge to be dinner on Thanksgiving. Yeah, some Southerners eat it. Supposedly tastes like chicken. But, the Coolidges passed and the raccoon lived with them at the White House for several years before donated to … Continue reading

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Tobacco barn in Southern Maryland

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Along Embassy Row

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Happy Veterans Day

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Off The Record – for a drink

Some new folks to town wanted to see the sights . . . and some bars. So, why not start with Off The Record at the Hay Adams Hotel? It’s a little tricky to find, which is probably how some … Continue reading

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