Cherry Blossom Lantern Tour

Jefferson Memorial

Cherry blossoms framing the Jefferson Memorial

Sterling and I had a very rare evening to ourselves—Natalie was gone for a couple of nights, and when you are used to always having someone around, it’s kind of a weird feeling to not have them there. We missed her a lot, but decided to take full advantage of our time. Since it was cherry blossom time, we of course had to go see them. Continue reading

National Archives

National Archives

The National Archives

On a snow day a couple of weeks ago, Natalie and I were watching the movie, National Treasure. I love how that movie gets you excited about visiting historical places—and as Natalie and I were watching it, it brought back memories of many trips to Philadelphia and Boston—but also trips to the National Archives. It inspired us and gave us the perfect reason to go back for another visit to the Archives. Continue reading

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery

In my family, my plans are not always met with enthusiasm. I don’t quite understand this, because I think my plans are always lots of fun! ☺ But since my family doesn’t always agree with me, I have to have a couple of incentives up my sleeve to get them on board with what I want to do. Continue reading