As we are currently living near DC, we try to take a day whenever friends visit and check out a part of DC we haven’t been to yet. This month, we applied for a tour of the White House and when the date was confirmed, we decided to take the whole day and cross a few things off our “DC Bucket List”.
How do you score a trip to the White House?
It’s pretty easy, actually. You just visit this page and fill in your zip code, which will lead you to Continue reading “A Day in DC: White House, Renwick, National Geographic, and T.Roosevelt Island”
With an extra day off work for the Veteran’s Day holiday, Chris and I were anxious to get out of town and see some nearby sites. Since I am not originally from Virginia, I have actually never been to the “Historic Triangle” of the Jamestown settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, and Revolutionary Yorktown, and I’ve also never Continue reading “Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina”
This weekend I had a conference in Nashville, so Chris and I got there a day early and stayed a day late to see the sights of “Music City”. Downtown was super crowded- there was an Ed Sheeran concert, a huge Vanderbilt-Georgia football game, Oktoberfest, and it was Art Weekend, just to name a few events. There are at least two big mega-hotels being built in downtown right now, so hopefully Continue reading “Music City: Nashville!”
We came to New York City to ride the 40 Mile 5 Boros Ride, but first we had two days of sightseeing. We started off on Friday afternoon, arriving in the city around 4 pm. We decided to tackle mid-town, heading north. Times Square first, then Continue reading “New York City: 5 Boros Bike Ride”
We decided to head up to Boston for the long Thanksgiving weekend, perhaps following in our American History tradition (last year it was Philadelphia). We started out early Thanksgiving morning, made good time, and arrived Continue reading “Boston (with side trips to Concord and Salem)”