What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 3

Kitty was also sound asleep here, which was a little funny looking: Eyes open, out cold! Helping me sew: I framed Betsy’s awesome drawing of my sequel story to Lunar Camp. We had a nice dinner at Mastro’s Steak House in DC for restaurant week with Mike and Gloria. For restaurant week, all these pricy restaurants have special, prix fixe … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 2

Willow napping with Left Shark: I believe this is JWST mirror #16: It was super cold and Alex and I both wore hats with ear flaps and took a goofy picture to commemorate it: With my girl: The guys made a fake Alex after he left for the day. It even has coffee. I think the right arm is a … Continue Reading →


National Harbor in the snow

We had a cold Sunday in January so we decided to go to the National Harbor for lunch, because I was craving a crab cake from The Crabcake Cafe, this place that is relatively new to the Harbor. I think they have my favorite crab cake ever. And we have tried a lot of them, because they are very much … Continue Reading →


Germany/Italy/Switzerland 2006: Table of Contents

Heidelberg, Germany – Monday Heidelberg, Germany – Tuesday/Wednesday Heidelberg, Germany – Thursday Würzburg, Germany – Friday Rothenburg, Germany – Saturday Rothenburg, Germany – Sunday Nymphenburg Palace, Germany – Monday Oberammergau, Linderhof Palace, the Wieskirke, and Füssen, Germany – Tuesday Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany – Wednesday Füssen to Austria to St. Moritz to Lake Como, Italy – Thursday Lake Como, … Continue Reading →


Spain 2010: Table of Contents

Here’s a list of my posts on Spain. Two less than China! Spain trip report: Madrid Day 1, Palacio Real Spain Trip Report: Madrid Day 2, Museums Spain trip report: Madrid Day 3, part 1, museums and gardens Spain trip report: Madrid Day 3, part 2, more gardens Spain trip report: Barcelona, Day 1 Spain trip report: Barcelona, Day 1, … Continue Reading →


Beijing 2010: Table of Contents

Here’s an index of my posts from our 2010 trip to Beijing, China. For they were legion. (Not as legion as our 2015 Norway trip, but still.) China, post 1 – View from the Top China, post 2 – Arrival China, post 3 – Lama Temple China, post 4 – Bei Hai Park China, post 5 – Summer Palace China, … Continue Reading →


Norway 2015: Table of Contents

Here are all my posts on our 2015 trip to Norway, in chronological order! I know there are a lot, but I tried to break up the things we did into readable sections. Enjoy! Norway Day 1: Travel Norway Day 1: Oslo Opera House Norway Day 1: Akershus Norway Day 1: More Oslo Norway Day 2: Breakfast and Museums Norway … Continue Reading →


Poland 2012: Table of Contents

Here’s a Table of Contents for our 2012 trip to Poland. Warsaw, Day 1 Warsaw, Day 2 – Palace of Culture, Łazienki Park Warsaw, Day 3 – all around town Warsaw, Day 4 – Royal Palace and Old Town Warsaw, Day 5 – Jewish Heritage Tour and more Old Town Warsaw, Day 6 – Zelazowa Wola, Chopin’s birthplace Warsaw, Day … Continue Reading →


Birthnight Ball

We attended the Birthnight Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern last night. Just the ball, not the banquet. We actually had dinner at Warehouse Bar & Grill, and it was delicious. Here’s a group pic: Gadsby’s had food too at the ball, but were were so stuffed from dinner! The traditional hedgehog: George Washington’s birthday cake: This guy’s wig game was on … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 1

We started out the new year with another IKEA trip because I wanted to get a few more things for my sewing room re-do. And we also made sure to have some Swedish meatballs: Then Willow helped me sew: Left Shark also came home with us from IKEA. My friend Dawn sent me a copy of the little interview I … Continue Reading →