Supreme Court and Bureau of Printing and Engraving

April 7, 2014 – We knew there was a chance the good weather would not hold, and today was the day.  Cold, rainy, windy weather greeted us in the morning, and continued throughout the day. We usually aren’t in DC on a weekday, so we wanted to take advantage of the time and do things…

International Spy Museum and National Zoo

April 6, 2014 – Sunday was another gorgeous, slightly chilly Spring time day in DC.  We decided that a walk into the city might be a bit more than we were interested in, so we hopped on the Metro instead.  As a side note, prices of the all-day Metro passes seemed to have risen a…

Walking, Memorials, and Birds

April 5, 2014 – The day started out wonderfully sunny and a bit breezy, so we thought a walk along the Mount Vernon Trail sounded good.  We may have thought it was 1.5 miles to Teddy Roosevelt Island; that might have been slightly inaccurate.  However, the walk was lovely and we got a nice view…

Flying to DC

April 4, 2014 – We took a day off work and gave ourselves a long weekend to explore DC and maybe see some cherry blossoms.  This was supposed to be the height of the Cherry Blossom Festival, but a very cold, rainy, and drawn-out winter has all of the trees confused.  While this meant we…

Fredericksburg, VA Visiting

April 7, 2012 – Easter weekend saw us on the road.  We were up and out by 7am with breakfast (and coffee!) to go and heading north.  Of course, when you live in Charleston, almost everywhere is north, but that’s another topic. 😉 Our destination was Fredericksburg, VA.  Along the way we saw lots of…

Well, that was an exciting 1000 miles

May 11-12, 2012 – Moving always brings its own challenges; packing, cleaning, sending stuff you actually did need with the movers (thank goodness for Walmart), and driving 1000 miles in just over a day.  The movers were pretty good, they just showed up an hour and half outside their two hour window.  But, we still…

DC Walking Tour – Arlington to Georgetown

June 26, 2011 – Since one day (or even a few!) isn’t really enough to experience DC, we once again took the metro back into the city.  This time we had no agenda or plan, just wander where the feeling took us. First up was Potbelly for lunch (as usual, we recommend the mushroom melt,…