Arlington Cemetery and Museums

June 19, 2011 – What to do after seeing a lot of DC highlights on Saturday?  Head back into town on Sunday, of course, to visit some more areas! First up was Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns.  We got off the metro and headed…

Air and Space Museum and Capitol Tour

June 18, 2011 – After a late Friday night thanks to DC traffic and various construction projects (that weren’t scheduled for Friday nights, but still seemed to be in full swing) we were still up relatively early to head into DC. As usual, we hit up the Franconia-Springfield metro stop, since the metro is the…

Evening with Mercury Astronauts

June 23, 2011 – John Glenn and Scott Carpenter are the only two surviving Mercury astronauts; Carpenter was also an aquanaut who lived on the ocean floor.  We were beyond thrilled when we won a raffle, along with a few hundred of our closest friends, to hear both men speak about their experiences in the…

DC Meandering and Fredericksburg Battlefield

May 7, 2011 – What to do when the folks are visiting for a few days? 1.  Get some good local food.  We recommend BBQ Post 401 for fries, pulled pork, beef and the coleslaw.  The sweet tea is pretty good, too. 😉  Carl’s also has some good ice cream – the chocolate isn’t that chocolate-y,…

Exploring Virginia: Prince William Forest and DC Drizzle

April 30, 2011 – It was a beautiful early Spring Saturday in Virginia.  We’d been inside (well, at work) all week and wanted a chance to connect with some nature.  Prince William Forest seemed like a logical choice… until we discovered that we would be connecting with both nature and a dog show.  A bit…

DC Cherry Blossoms: Weeks 1 and 2

March 26, 2011 – The 2011 Cherry Blossom season began today, which meant that we again headed to the trusty Franconia-Springfield metro stop.  However, this time we mixed it up a bit by getting breakfast at County Fare in Stafford.  We highly recommend the food, especially the freshly baked, still warm cinnamon roll (big enough…

DC Zoo and Georgetown

March 19, 2011 – After a breakfast at Chik-fil-A we made the short trek to the Franconia-Springfield metro stop.  We hopped off at the Arlington cemetery stop and took a short walk through the first part of it. After that somber stroll, we headed towards the Mall.  We enjoy walking the bridge towards Lincoln memorial,…