Category Archives: Washington & Maryland

Tourists in Washington D.C.

My mom and I explored D.C. and all it had to offer.  We spent the whole day at the capitol and took a tour of the House and the Senate and even went to Boxer’s office, got passes and sat in the gallery for half an hour and listened to the proceedings.  It was exciting to be there but, as usual, there weren’t many senators present.  We also went to the Newseum and saw the 4D movie.  4D because your other sense like touch and smell are also stimulated.  Finally, we had to make a stop at the rear of the White House to see the new organic garden.

The capitol from the national gallery
The capitol from the national gallery
The dome between the houses of Congress
The dome between the houses of Congress

Courthouse under construction

from the Newseum
from the Newseum
the vegetable garden
the vegetable garden

My Grandpa Turns 90!

The whole reason for my trip was to celebrate my Grandpa turning 90.  We had three days of intense celebration during which time I learned that I’m distantly related to a mobster and a boxer.  I also learned how my grandparents met:  My grandmother went to party at a friends apartment and my grandpa was there and there were no more chairs left to sit in so my grandfather said she could sit on his lap.  They got married a few years later.  High school sweethearts!  More about the mobster later….

The 90th birthday cake
The 90th birthday cake

The Chesapeake – True Relaxation… and Fresh Blue Crab

I spent a night at the Chesapeake with my mom and some family friends.  We kayaked, caught crabs, cooked, gorged and relaxed.  Who would have thought catching crab was so easy?

reminiscent of "The Birds"
reminiscent of "The Birds"
the Chesapeake jellyfish infestation
the Chesapeake jellyfish infestation
the elders on the Chesapeake
the elders on the Chesapeake
extracting the captured blue crabs
extracting the captured blue crabs
dinner!
dinner!
simply prepared - they don't stay blue...
simply prepared - they don't stay blue...
watching the Chesapeake sunset from my kayak
watching the Chesapeake sunset from my kayak
breakfast
breakfast
Ms. Bordow adventuring in her sturdy ship
Ms. Bordow adventuring in her sturdy ship