Woodrow Wilson Bridge Hike from VA to MD

September 29, 2021

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Hike When I told the kids we were going to hike over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from Virginia into Maryland, they were thrilled! Actually, they weren’t. First we went to Jones Point Park, where Real Estate Dad incorrectly advised us we could get to the trail. We could not. If you want […]

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Mount Vernon Trail | Fort Hunt Park to Riverside Park

September 22, 2021

Mount Vernon Trail | Fort Hunt Park to Riverside Park Today we hiked the southern portion of the Mount Vernon Trail! Initially I wanted to park at the Collingwood Picnic Area, but once we arrived, I couldn’t determine how to get to the trail. I believe in looking at a map now, that was user […]

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Bethlehem Steel | Things you need to know

September 01, 2021

Bethlehem Steel History What do the George Washington Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, the original World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Hoover Dam have in common? Portions of their steel were manufactured at Bethlehem Steel. The unfortunate event of my aunt’s funeral resulted in a trip to Bethlehem PA, where […]

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Vacation Spots Close to DC | Jellystone Campground

June 23, 2021

Vacation Spots Close to DC! Way back in March, which seems like a long time ago, I planned a little weekend of glamping for the kids. I found this place called Jellystone which I never knew existed before. Jellystone Hagerstown is an hour from DC, give or take a few minutes. While we had never […]

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Fairfax County, Alexandria | Facts and Fun

June 16, 2021

Alexandria – Fairfax County GW Pkwy starts at the MD/VA border on the VA side, at 495. Do you know where it ends and what’s at the end? If you guessed GW, you’re right! His house and his tomb. Location Most of Alexandria / FFX County is south of 495 with some parts ITB, which […]

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All about North Arlington | North Arlington Tour!

June 09, 2021

Did you know? North Arlington Tour! Arlington has no incorporated cities or towns within its borders. Arlington is the county, everyone’s mailing address is Arlington, and Arlington itself is not a city. But, there are a ton of neighborhoods in Arlington Location Arlington is west of the Potomac, just on the other side of DC. […]

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