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Virginia Wandering. Pohick Bay

One final family wander for the summer. On this sultry Sunday morning it was Pohick Bay Regional Park along the Potomac River. (Pohick is Algonquian for, “The place by the water.”)

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Museum Musing: The National Postal Museum

Way more interesting that you might think. Indeed, it is my second favorite Smithsonian museum.

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Where the Civil War Began

That would be Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, our day trip on a rather pleasant weekend Saturday.

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Museum Musing. Renwick Gallery

Reforestation of the Imagination

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A “Capitol” Outing

Where blocks of tourists are shuffled through a building incredibly rich in history in about 90 minutes.

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Secret Cities

How coincidental that the National Building Museum was hosting an exhibit on the architecture and planning of The Manhattan Project.

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From Austria…to Appalachia

We’re moving to Tennessee!

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Museum Musing. National Gallery of Art

Beating the swampy heat in the chill halls of the National Gallery.

(By the way, D.C., we did not miss this smarmy, soupy weather.) 

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Virginia Wandering. Scott’s Run

A beat-the-heat morning family (and very doggo-friendly) hike along a nearby section of the Potomac Heritage Trail.

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