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Christmas at the White House

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you saw a lot of merriment & joy this past Monday. I was invited to the White House to participate in a Holiday Social. What does this mean? I went on a great tour of the decorations in the morning & spent the afternoon hanging out with […]

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A Shenandoah Road Trip

Congratulations to Dana, who won my Big DINK Summer Giveaway! I loved her answer about her ultimate summer vacation: “A perfect vacation for me is relaxing on the beaches of Tel Aviv, eating the gorgeous Mediterranean produce from the shuk (watermelon and salty white cheese!), drinking wine and watching the sunset on the sand, then […]

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Billy Goat Trail

One of my 31 for 31 items was to “go on a long hike on the trail at Great Falls.” Great Falls is a national park just outside of Washington, D.C. It’s an amazing place to visit – the roaring Potomac River drops 76 feet over the falls in a beautiful park that spans two states […]

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Washington, D.C. Three Ways

Recently, on a flight, I saw article in the in-flight magazine featuring “DC Five Ways.” I disagreed with all their suggestions except one! So here’s how I’d tell you to do a day in my hometown, using a few of the categories they suggest. Art Lover: Where to Stay: The Hotel George, on Capitol Hill, […]

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Washington, D.C.: Sea Kayaking

You may remember a few weeks back when I pondered the question: are the daily deals that hit your inbox every morning good for consumers, businesses,both or neither? I mentioned that we went kayaking with a little mom-&-pop kayak company that was so overwhelmed with demand that our group was much larger than it should […]

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Washington, D.C.: Visiting the Pentagon Memorial

My husband & I talked many times about visiting the Pentagon Memorial, but I just couldn’t do it. For three years, the benches stood, honoring those who perished on that awful day. Finally, on an overcast, drizzly Labor Day afternoon & then, on a quiet September 11th evening, I did it. I faced my fears […]

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