2013 is slipping away. Here’s our year in photos.
NatsFest packed ‘em in, the first time at the Convention Center.
Our first visit to the Air Force Memorial produced some great photo ops and vistas.
Snow is winter's magic show.
With the leaves back on the trees, we made a trip Millwood to see Clarke County’s “Art at the Mill” held at the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill.
While in SF, we visited our McCovey tile. And a funny story with this one. When we heard about this offer, we jotted down what we wanted on the tile. We thought our words would be used by others, and delayed our submission. Procrastination almost did us in, but then the Giants extended the offer. Turns out no one else used our words - We really do love you Willie Mac!
Finally made it to St. Michaels and enjoyed it. Lots of waterfront property and historic homes.
The better half captured this photo of Titan Arum, the stinky flower that captivated Washington this summer.
Another place we’d always wanted to go. Cape May enchanted with Victorian homes, seaside walks, good eats, and taking the Lewes ferry was fun too.
In September, Pennsylvania Avenue was a buzz with the the 69th annual North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament (NACIVT), a nine-player tourney that features a larger court and a lower net.
Waterford, a residential village a few miles north of Leesburg, is one of our favorite places. It comes alive every October for their annual fall fair. This was their 70th year. The juried crafts show is the oldest in Virginia.
November in Washington means the National Press Club Book Fair, a chance to talk to big time authors up close. I said hello to Simeon Booker, who wrote "Shocking the Conscience." He covered Civil Rights for the Washington for Jet and Ebony for five decades.
Waterfront Market and Cafe debuted in early December, one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in Alexandria in quite a while. It's one of the first steps in recapturing the romance of the waterfont, and they're cooking up some delicious meals.