Glendening Nature Preserve

Sadly we only got to Glendening Nature Preserve once this fall – for some reason fall seems to always be busy, and we just didn’t get over there are often as we did last year. But when we did get there, we had a ton of butterflies, so we definitely made up for it!


Brookside Gardens

A beautiful afternoon, and we were in the area, so Doug and I spent an hour or two at Brookside Gardens over near Silver Spring. Spot the butterfly: They have a memorial for the victims of the DC sniper. These rainbow colored echinacea are so beautiful.


Jane Austen Ball

Ah, the August ball at Gadsbys. It was perhaps the hottest day of the year and despite AC, it was so so so hot. And after the ball, when going outside for air… no relief. 10pm and it was just as hot outside as in. Brutal day. We did our best to enjoy, but it was a tough one. As … Continue Reading →


Paul McCartney Concert

So I managed to get Paul McCartney tickets for August at the Verizon Center, but man, did I have to work for it. They had a presale – I was all ready for it and I’m usually pretty good at getting in right away and getting good seats. This time Ticketmaster had a countdown clock that claimed to autoreload for … Continue Reading →


Florida, August Family Vacay

Now on to the family vacation in Florida! We met most of the family at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville. Corn balls! They had the royal red shrimp in stock and they are always so amazing. It was no exception this time. My niece got engaged – she told some of us by text but wanted to surprise her grandparents. :-) … Continue Reading →