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Weekend In: Washington DC, Part 2

In my previous post, I talked a bit about determining travel and accommodations when planning a trip. For nearly every trip, travel and accommodations will be the most expensive part of your location. 405 more words

Planning

Aquamarine's Hidden Secrets

With it’s beautiful blue-green hue, it’s easy to see why aquamarine was selected as the birthstone of March. The aquamarine (Latin for “seawater”) is one of the most gorgeous gemstones known to man. 252 more words

Jewelry

Keeping Time

Not sure what this building is. I am sure its apart of the original Smithsonian Institute stuff because of the date of the building but I honestly have no idea what it is. 173 more words

Photography

Esteemed thinker: James Smithson

To preserve the past is to save the future, and though this observation may be heard by some as a contradiction, it is the very irony of its verbiage which makes it true.  480 more words

Reflection

Travel Tuesday: The National Zoo

This unusually warm, sunny late February early March weather has me dreaming of spring and one of my favorite spring activities–visiting the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. 228 more words

Travel

The Smithsonian Unites With Tuskegee University

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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture will collaborate with the Tuskegee University Archives to preserve and share significant parts of the nation’s Civil Rights Era with the world. 196 more words

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