Two weeks ago, Robert and I flew up to Maine for an end-of-summer vacation. We hadn't been up there for four years, and decided it was past time for another visit. Robert's sister lives in a small town near the coast, and kindly let us stay in her guest room for a week. I've always … Continue reading Taking a Break
No, that's not me mistyping "yee haw." That's me still excited about a little outing I just got back from. I went to Alaska for a work trip last week. It's the second one to Alaska in three months, which just seems incredible to me. I have a personal goal of making it to all … Continue reading Gee Haw!
Two weekends ago, Robert and I took some time to head out of the metro area. Robert's location prompt was "the seaside," based on a fortune cookie he got last week. Not wanting to spend most of the weekend in the car, we opted for the nearby-but-still-away-from-DC town of Solomon's Island. The name is a … Continue reading By the Briny Sea
This past weekend, I had a chance to visit one of my favorite DC spots - The United States Botanical Gardens. I love getting a chance to see the gardens any time of the year, but they are particularly lovely around the holidays. The main conservatory lobby gets decked out with reproductions of the monuments, … Continue reading I’ve Been There!
Someone, the other day, called me "world traveler." That isn't necessarily true. My brother, who has wandered to six of the seven continents, is the world traveler. I think it would be more appropriate to call me the New World Traveler. (Although, even that is a misnomer, as I have yet to make it to … Continue reading Home Again, Home Again, Jiggedy Jig
I've been working through some of my handspun yarn (the skeins that haven't already set aside for presents). The last remnant of one of my first-ever skeins (kingfisher blue and gold) was my first choice...mainly because I wanted to finally use it up. I worked up a pair of mittens, making the pattern up as … Continue reading North Dakota Winds
I was torn between wanting to get out of my house this weekend and finishing the last bit of work on my room, so we compromised and did a little of both. On Saturday, Robert and I headed out to Huntley Meadows Park for a little woodsy therapy. (The original choice was Mason Neck, but … Continue reading Labor Day Weekend at Huntley Meadows