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Army Ten Miler 2017:: Run in Review

Scott and I, along with several of our friends, got up bright and early last Sunday morning to join 35,000 other intrepid runners, walkers, wheelchair racers, costumed performers, and athletes working for charity to complete ten scenic miles from…

Arlington House

A walk through Arlington National Cemetery is already an emotional one, but Arlington House adds a whole other layer. Arlington House started out as the Custis-Lee Mansion. A beautiful Greek revival mansion overlooking the National Mall and the Potomac…

Cherry Blossom 10-Miler :: A Run in Review

Never doubt the power of social media has to help you explore. For instance, if not for a comment by the awesome Erin McGrady from Local Adventurer on this post, I don’t think I would have known about the…

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin

It’s cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C.! Despite fears that the unseasonably warm February and the really frosty March we had would damage the blossoms, they still erupted all over the place this past week and weekend. Okay, so…

Christmas Chorale at the National Cathedral

When the weather and our health have cooperated with us, City Mouse and I have been making as many excursions into the city as we can. Last Monday, we watched the Capitols trounce the Sabres at Verizon Center, and…

The View from the Capitol

“Days of hunting and gathering for this one meal and even then it would be a poor substitution for the Capitol version. What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the…