Diagonalley at Ellicott City (October)

Diagonalley at Ellicott City (October)

The town of Ellicott City (which has been twice hit by devastating floods) threw a Harry Potter themed weekend in October, and when I heard about this, I knew I wanted to check it out. We were all feeling under the weather, but we went anyway, and I’m glad we did. It was very cool to see the decorations and … Continue Reading →


Corn Maze (October)

Corn Maze (October)

Another annual October event is the Corn Maze at a nearby farm! We lucked out with beautiful weather, and had a great time! The corn maze was Angry Birds themed! This year the apple cider donuts were freshly made and were so freaking good. Also there was popcorn. Baby looooves popcorn.


The National Parks (September)

The National Parks (September)

So my work buddy Joe and I were feeling old (even though he’s like 15 years younger than me, so take that as you will) and decided we needed to find a concert to go to. A band he likes, The National Parks, were playing at the Songbyrd near GWU, so we decided to get tickets! We went early enough … Continue Reading →


Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

In September we met up with Mike & Gloria and Rebecca and her family at Mount Vernon for their Colonial Market Fair. It was still too hot for costumes, and Rebecca and I had kids, so we just went for fun! I liked this sign. This glassmaker had beautiful stuff. I especially liked the Harry Potter inspired ones! We listened … Continue Reading →


Maine Day 3: Acadia again (September)

Maine Day 3: Acadia again (September)

The weather on our last day in Maine was beautiful. Thankfully. (This post has a lot of pics since it was actually good weather and we were able to do more!) These photos are from Doug’s morning run: Wild turkey! The previous day, I had run into the Hulls Cove General Store for drinks or something, and they’d been baking … Continue Reading →


Maine Day 2: Acadia National Park (September)

Maine Day 2: Acadia National Park (September)

On our 2nd day in Maine (and our only full day), we woke up to this: Yep, Hurricane Dorian had tracked up the coast and was raining on Maine. Sigh. We had breakfast at the hotel and the women behind us (some of whom had been at S’mores the previous night) were all artists and were painting at breakfast. Sigh. … Continue Reading →


Maine Day 1 (September)

Maine Day 1 (September)

Since we have an elderly cat who can’t be left very long, and since I didn’t have much vacation to spend, we brainstormed on places we could go for a long weekend, that might be interesting. We decided upon Maine, since neither of us had managed to go there yet and we’ve (of course) heard good things. And since we … Continue Reading →


National Zoo (September)

National Zoo (September)

On Sept 1, we decided to check out the National Zoo. I’m pretty sure I have been there before, but it was a very long time ago. The National Zoo is free, and basically situated on a big hill. Parking was tough and of course, we didn’t think to check out what the situation was. Fortunately, we found street parking … Continue Reading →


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ARTECHOUSE: Infinite Space

ARTECHOUSE did a show called “Infinite Space” and since it was space related, my co-workers had an outing to go see it after a work meeting in DC in July. ARTECHOUSE has giant screens and a mirror floor as well as some other spaces, and has some interesting light and sound installations, often created by processing some sort of data. … Continue Reading →


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18th century fair (July)

At the end of July, I met up with Rebecca and her family. She had bought me something at the Jane Austen festival so this was a good excuse to get together! The historical society in Baltimore was having an 18th century market/demo event, so we met first for breakfast and then checked out the market. It was way too … Continue Reading →


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Apollo 50th (July)

One of the coolest things we did this summer (and I’m so glad we made the effort) was to check out the Apollo 50th projection show on the Washington Monument. Katie and her family happened to be in town, and were doing Boy Scout/Family stuff part of the time, so they were already in DC, and we met them there … Continue Reading →


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ELO Concert (July)

In July, Doug and I went to go see ELO in concert in DC – I was really excited to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO since I love ELO’s music. And he’s also a Wilbury. AND George Harrison’s son Dhani was opening for ELO. I enjoyed the show? But I wasn’t wowed like I expected to be. I had one friend … Continue Reading →