Places we did and did not go As always, there was a big plan for the day, but our goal was the boardwalk at Patuxent River Park. There was some confusion about whether this was Jackson landing and I think it turns out that that is on the other side of the water. When we […]

A summary of our meals this first week in DC

Kaz sushi – Totally worth it. Dolan – Uyghur cuisine, and totally not a great time. We were seated out on the sidewalk and there was a guy whose preaching and freaking was reverberating off the subway shelter. The food was… well, interesting. Il Canale – in Georgetown – Famous for their pizza, fine, average, […]


Wonderful, just fabulous. The former home of Marjory Merriwether Post the grounds were beautiful. A curving walkway takes you through the property passing by outbuildings that housed the staff, the dog cemetery, the Japanese gardens and greenhouses. The house itself was worth a look but it was the Gardens that were really the draw. You […]

AnneMarie Sculpture Garden

Charlotte Hall was said to be a nice little farmers market, so… On the way we stopped at a worthless Amish Market and had great sympathy for the horse. Now, Annemarie Sculpture Garden has to be one of our favorite places to visit and this visit had an added bonus of being art fair weekend. […]

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Behind the back of Tanglewood is the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, we saw an ad to visit in our Tanglewood program last week and thought we should give it a try. “Visit the home of American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate in the heart of Lenox, […]

The best waterfall and an unexpected walk

How many photos can you take of a waterfall? a lot more than I show here. It wasn’t that the fall was in and of itself so spectacular, though it was lovely , its was that it was easy to get to, a short walk, a tiny climb with plenty of places to walk into […]