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Alexandria :: La Fromagerie

With Scott working in Old Town Alexandria these days, we’ve had a lot of fun exploring the area around where he works. I could seriously get lost all day just poking around in the various antique and specialty item…

Best Places to See Fall Colors in Virginia

Despite the warm temperatures we’ve had in Virginia lately, fall is definitely settling in! The humidity is dying back and the American sweetgum and liquid amber and the occasional maple are starting to show some of their early golden…

Summer :: Great Falls Revisited

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” –Β Stanley Horowitz I’ve used that quote a few times when I’ve talked about the fun of exploring nature through different seasons,…

Exploring the Annapolis Waterfront

We recently met up with friends to explore a little bit of Annapolis, Maryland. It’s only about an hour away from us, but we just hadn’t gotten around to making the trek {I blame the wretched D.C. traffic}. And…

Bloom Where You’re Planted

“Bloom where you are planted.” ~Β St Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva {1567-1622} Many of us have heard this phrase in an inspirational context – especially in the military, where we and our families are supposed to pick up…