DC-Area Extras #dcchristmas

Saying there’s so much to do in the DC area is probably the understatement of the millennia. But there’s even more than just museums and monuments and memorials, oh my.  Here are a few of our highlights: We spent a morning in Georgetown … And walked (down) the Exorcist Stairs and stepped back in history […]

DC-Area Dining #dcchristmas

The other day an old friend asked if I had any recommendations for places to eat in DC, and it reminded me that I hadn’t yet posted about our Christmas trip dining adventures. And it’s almost February. Ah, life and priorities. So, if for no other reason than posterity … I struggled a bit with […]

DC-Area Museums and Government Locales #dcchristmas

Continuing with our #dcchristmas trip … The Smithsonian Institution maintains 19 museums and galleries, plus the National Zoo, in the DC area. Thus, we knew before we even arrived that we’d barely make a dent in that number. The newly-opened Museum of African-American History and Culture was operating on a ticketing system while we were […]

DC-Area Monuments, Memorials & Other Historical Sites #dcchristmas

Our trip to DC was filled with awe-inspiring history. Just walking down the streets felt almost sacred in parts. It made me wonder how much people, particularly those who live and/or work in the area daily, become immune to it. We spent an afternoon at the National Mall and could have easily spent days: Lincoln […]

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Throwing Holiday Traditions Out the Window? #dcchristmas

The holiday season that ends one year and ushers in another is often a time of tradition. I think most people would say they have some sort of Christmas tradition, whether it be a big feast and fellowship with family and friends or something smaller, like marathon watching A Christmas Story or It’s a Wonderful […]

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Girls Are Mean

“Girls are mean.” That’s what I told the Girl when she called me at 1 a.m. from the New Year’s Eve sleepover she was having “so much fun” at. She said she didn’t want to come home, but she wasn’t feeling very comfortable with the “drama” that some of the other girls were creating. Now […]

Snowpocalypse 2012

Well, the world did not end on December 21, 2012, as some believed the Mayans had predicted it would. But a few days later, it sort of felt like it did. Arkansans were all a buzz on Twitter and Facebook about the possibility of a white Christmas; and, rightfully so, since local news outlets were […]

Best Laid Plans

You know what they say about the best laid plans…well, actually I don’t right now, but I do remember it’s not good. Today was the last day of school for the term for The Girl and Boy Genius; they’re out now for two weeks for the Christmas holiday break. The plan (a.k.a. plan schman) was […]