Local Fare (MD, DC)

Washington, DC and Maryland attractions

Alpaca Festival

Had it not been for Twitter and someone’s small mention of the Maryland Alpaca Festival this weekend… well, I wouldn’t have been able to see these precious faces!  The huge Maryland Sheep and Wool festival in May attracts thousands of [...]

Culture Thursdays

It is too often that we pine for the wonders of far away lands and don’t realize the richness right in front of our eyes!  In my attempt to take advantage of that richness, I instituted a “Cultural Thursday” experiment [...]

Summer Snapshots: Local Travels

Roxy Paine “Graft” – National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Sol LeWitt “Four-Sided Pyramid” – National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Blue skies over Washington, DC as Kris and I went to the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival (see photoset) last Friday. [...]

Sheep + Wool Recap

It is easy to take it for granted that one of the premiere North American fiber festivals happens in my “back yard” (well, about 20 minutes away, but same county, nonetheless)… The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is a highlight [...]

When Change is the Only Constant

After thirteen years living in one state, I guess I can call Maryland my home now.  When I moved here in 1998, we were on a schedule to move every 3-4 years.  Our family of 5 traversed the country – [...]