I’m bummed that we missed Flower Mart this weekend. It’s an annual festival that takes place every spring on the grounds of the National Cathedral. The Cathedral is definitely a must-see when you’re in DC. It’s the 6th largest neogothic cathedral in the world, the 2nd largest in the U.S., and the 4th tallest structure [...]
The cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, are in peak bloom at the moment, and as tired as we were from our busy weekend, I just had to go down and see them. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow, and sometimes that brings the blossoms down sooner than expected. Here’s my little cherry blossom, sitting comfortably against [...]
Walking along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC.
I watched the entire Pentagon Memorial dedication on TV two weeks ago today, and was especially touched by the song “There Are No Words”, sung by Kitty Donohoe. You can download the song from her website for free, and it can also be found on Kitty’s latest CD. There Are No Words (click to listen) [...]
One of my favorite museums in Washington, D.C. is the National Building Museum. With it’s bright red brick exterior, this structure is one of the most unique buildings in the city. Originally called the Pension Building, its initial purpose was two-fold: to house the Pension Bureau and to act as a venue for the District’s [...]
We went to a National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert at the Kennedy Center a while back. It was Leonard Slatkin’s last Family Concert as musical director of the NSO. We were running late, but I wish we would’ve gotten there earlier for the instrument “Petting Zoo,” where kids get the chance to see and touch [...]
Last Sunday the girls and I went to the 16th annual National Cinco de Mayo Festival on the grounds of the Washington Monument. I’ve attended this “fiesta” several times and this year was by far the most successful, if I were to judge it by the crowds. Unfortunately, I was disappointed that we didn’t have [...]
We visited the Washington National Cathedral for for Flower Mart. Although we did get somewhat lost inside the cathedral at one point, we had a blast! I’m surprised at how child-friendly the place is. Even maneuvering the stroller around the grounds wasn’t difficult using the wheelchair-accessible entrances. There’s a parking garage right underneath the cathedral [...]