Virginia

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...

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...

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...

Random Day in the Life

Invisible Ink and Flammable Iron

The theme for tonight's chemistry project was iron. When you think of iron, you think of a metal used to build strong and...

Quick Walk Around The Block From The Hotel in Istanbul

There is no such place as a major city without a McDonald’s . And we Americans, even when we’re in foreign countries and are...

Field Day at DC Prep

I make it a point to attend every single one of Najwa's school events, whether it's a field trip, a class presentation or even...

Stargazing at the National Air & Space Museum

We've made many trips to the National Air & Space Museum, but this was our first time doing so after dark. They were...

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....

Erotic Gallery

After grabbing a bite at the museum's restaurant, we poked our head into the Erotic Gallery. And it was just as the name...

National Math Festival

When math is a subject that gets a lot of love in the home, how could we not attend the National Math Festival? This little...