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July 4th in the Nation's Capital

“This is gonna be the best part of my day”, I thought as I drove through the deserted DC streets. Normally at 8:30 am on a Monday, the DC beltways are packed with people grumpy to be returning to work, bleary eyed, balancing coffee on their thigh as they casually but aggressively cut in front of my car. 1,026 more words


Pinehurst Branch Trail Loop (Rock Creek Park, DC)

While firmly within the District of Columbia, Rock Creek Park’s “wild northern section” sees relatively sparse use due to its distance from the city center. 1,287 more words

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How Rock Creek Stacks Up Against Other East Coast Urban Parks

I grew up in Garrett Park, but it wasn’t until I returned to the area this fall that I discovered the beauty of Rock Creek Park. 644 more words

So fresh and so green

Now that we’re unpacked, we’re starting to poke around our neighborhood a bit, trying to find some new favorite spots before we get down to the actual business of residency. 670 more words


Memorial Day Weekend and the Unofficial Start of Summer!

The Memorial Day weekend is always anticipated as it is the unofficial start to the summer. Since the weather was nice and held no prediction of rain, until later in the week, I conviced the hubs to go on a hike at… 250 more words


Piney Branch Loop (Rock Creek Park, DC)

Situated just north of today’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood in Washington, DC, Piney Branch carves a wooded valley that was a longtime source of quartzite and boasted the first road through what would become Rock Creek Park. 699 more words

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