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July 4th in the District

Chicago 528

I spent this Fourth of July at home in Washington, DC. My apartment building roof has a great view of the National Mall where the fireworks take place. Because of the prime real estate we assumed we needed to camp out early to get good seats. This turned out to be totally unnecessary, but at least we got to enjoy the view and baking in the ungodly heat. After five (FIVE) hours of waiting, the crowds arrived and we finally got to check out the fireworks.  

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Underground Dining in the District

Chez Le Commis

  Recently, I’ve been reading about some other blogger’s underground dining experiences, so I was excited when I got the opportunity to attend a dinner at a pop-up restaurant in my very own DC. But first, what is underground dining? Don’t worry, you don’t have to gnaw on a ham bone in a cave or anything. Its basically a more formal dinner party. Hosted in someones home or apartment, usually by an experienced cook, the party is comprised of people you may or may not know who pay for the opportunity to try unique (maybe not FDA approved) food. So … Read More

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Photos of Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is located just outside of DC. It is the final resting place of many of America’s soldiers and is considered the nations most hallowed ground. The cemetery is so beautiful you find yourself forgetting just how many people are burried there.  

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Guest Post: Local’s Guide To DC

Cherry Blossoms in DC

Today I am guest blogging over at the Traveling Canucks Travel Blog. Check out my Local’s Guide to DC and plan what you will do on your next visit. Or if you are also a local, go leave some more helpful tips! Photo Credit: Caroline Quinn Pratt

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Today’s Photo: Cherry Blossoms in DC

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Fall in DC


Tree near the White House   One of the great parts of living somewhere is that you get a chance to see it all year round. I’ve never been to Paris in the Spring, and I’ve only ever seen Eastern Europe under a foot of snow, but I get a chance to see DC in every season. Right now, its fall in DC and the trees are beautiful. These are some of my favorite photos from around the Mall, Union Station and the White House. Union Station Sup? Vietnam Memorial Clearly I got sidetracked…. Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial

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Photos of Occupy DC

Occupy DC sign in Washington, DC

The Occupy DC group, a branch of the Occupy Wallstreet Movement, has set up two camps in DC: one at McPherson Square and the other in Freedom Plaza near the Ronald Reagan Building.  This isn’t a political blog, so I won’t get into the reasons or issues at hand – those can easily be found in many other places. I wanted to share some of the photos I took of the group at McPherson Square this past Saturday. Walking around the square where the group is organized is fascinating. During my visit a band was playing for a group of … Read More

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