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White Oak Lavender Farm

Just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia, where we were staying for the weekend and the mountains of Shenandoah Valley, where were visiting for another hike in...

Najwa’s First College Campus Visit to James Madison University

I remember my first time attending college. I was enrolled at Fayetteville State University but a commuter student. I'd drive out to...

Celebrating Independence Day at Virginia Beach

It's funny (not really) when I'm talking to co-workers or friends and they express disbelief if not outrage at all those people going to...

Calvert marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse in Solomons, Maryland

Memorial Day weekend is usually a time when we'd plan a trip to the beach, but we toned it down a bit this weekend...

Exploring The Kalmar Nyckel Museum In Delaware

Around the corner from our visit to Fort Christina Park is a museum, featuring the Kalmar Nyckel, but also a tribute to world exploration...

Delaware Children’s Museum

It was our last day in Wilmington, Delaware, and the moment Najwa was waiting for. A visit to the Delaware Children's Museum.

The Swedes Had A Settlement In America?

Since we were only staying one night in Wilmington, Delaware, once we checked out the hotel, we had to maximize our time before heading...

Day Trip To Wilmington Delaware

Before the summer ends, and since it’s a three day weekend, we decided to get away for a couple of days. Instead of...

One Last Ocean Visit Before Heading Home From Virginia Beach

Since we were staying at the Belvedere, subject to demolition, we decided to check out its Coffee Shop & Diner for breakfast. It’s a...

Spending the Day in the Virginia Beach Sand and Sun

Fortunately all the rooms at the Belvedere were ocean-facing. Not only for the view of the beach and ocean but the sunrise. We may be...

Arriving at the Belvedere Beach Resort Club in Virginia Beach

With the summer slowly coming to a close, the ladies and I finally made our near annual trip to the beach. This year we...

Visiting Portland’s Sister City Suzhou While Still in Portland

Because of another conference being held after the conference we were at, the hotel was at full capacity. Meaning we had to check out...

Walking Portland, Burning Calories After One Serious Burger!

Work took me to a conference in Portland for a few days. I heard a lot about Portland, about the Pacific Northwest in...

Passing by the Mercedes Superdome

I was in New Orleans for work and had a moment to walk around. I didn’t take many photos, though. But I did stop...

Day Trip Back Out to Annapolis

The ladies and I decided to take a day trip to Annapolis, MD. It’s just an hour or so down the road, but a...

Venturing Off The Beaten Path to a Place Called Nancy’s Airfield Cafe

On the way back from our New England trip, we decided to get something to eat. Instead of something cheap and easy just off...

Mapping Our Walking Tour of Manhattan

The lady and I were in New York this weekend, visiting Ingrid, one of Nduku’s friends. We were fortunate to stay at Ingrid’s Bed...

Day Trip to North Beach

Every summer we’ll take a day trip to the ocean . For this year’s 4th of July, we went to North Beach, just north...

Taking a Day Trip to Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Mountains

Usually the ladies and I would head to the beach for the holidays, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. So we headed underground, making a...

Celebrating Najwa’s 2nd Birthday in Charlotte, NC

The ladies and I journeyed down to my cousin’s pad in Charlotte to celebrate Najwa’s second birthday. Very grateful to Eric and Mike...

Random Day in the Life

Najwa Taking a Sip of the Fizzy Stuff

Somehow Najwa has gone eight years with maybe a sip or two of soda, but has largely avoided it. Partly it’s because of an...

Day Trip To Wilmington Delaware

Before the summer ends, and since it’s a three day weekend, we decided to get away for a couple of days. Instead of...

Welcome to Beautiky

Near the light switch at the bottom of the steps was a note advertising a new beauty shop being set up upstairs. Follow...

White Oak Lavender Farm

Just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia, where we were staying for the weekend and the mountains of Shenandoah Valley, where were visiting for another hike in...

The Architecture of Bucharest’s Buildings

We got our self-guided walking tour of Bucharest started at Strada Pictor Barbu Iscovescu and walking up to Piaţa Romană. Those are street names....

Najwa Missing the Finger-Licking Enjoyment of Buffalo Wings

Life is going to present challenges almost every single day. It's always a constant struggle to not let them get us down. ...

World’s Best GWU Mathematician

Najwa is crowned as the class mathematician.