Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekend Visit to Richmond Begins at Edo's Squid

Amid torrential rains we made the trek to Richmond after work today for a weekend away. On a friend's recommendation, we had dinner at Edo's Squid, a great Italian restaurant tucked away above a sandwich shop. It's unassuming exterior hides a wealth of good food and attentive service.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sara's Scoop: Golden Gopher Love

Today was a very special day, my dear work colleagues, the 4th grade team, presented me with this amazing care package.  I am ready to be a Golden Gopher, now!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Nats pummel the Rangers

We gathered with our friends, the Stockers, to cheer on the Nationals this afternoon. It was a lovely, clear day for a game, and especially fun to have the Nats win.

Let's go Nats!
Teddy's in the lead, but Tom (Jefferson) pulled out a win!
F keeps cool under her hat
Werth it all!
Emily, P and F, proudly wearing their Nats red!
One of four (FOUR!) home runs for the day
Seventh inning stretch
Final score: 2-10 Nationals!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Middleburg Wanderings

After we left the Udvar-Hazy we took the opportunity to do some driving through the very lovely Loudoun County, with its rolling green hills and horse-filled pastures. We also stopped in Middleburg, the Horse and Hunt Capital, to enjoy a stroll around this quaint town.

The hunted fox!
Charming Middleburg
Enjoying the outing
Proudly flying the Virginia standard
Foxes everywhere
A couple extra jockeys joined the picture

A Visit to the Udvar-Hazy

We have enjoyed a few visits to this large addition to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It has the space to display all sorts of modes of flight, including the newly installed Discovery shuttle. It replaced the previously displayed Enterprise after the shuttle program was retired.

In the main hall, overlooking the Blackbird
Hello Discovery!
Her ceramic tiles bear the marks of fiery reentries
She's a big bird
Back up for an overall view
A quick stop into the control tower to watch the planes at Dulles

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Twilight Potomac River Cruise

To close our evening we took a cruise up the Potomac from the Alexandria waterfront. Seeing the city and monuments transform from day to night was a thrilling and romantic way to end the day's celebration.

All aboard!
On the river
Here comes Washington!
A lovely, crisp evening
A plane approaches National Airport
Capitol and Defense University
Great skies and clouds
Jefferson's illumination is only beginning to show
Washington stands tall and proud
Vibrant hues above the Rosslyn skyline
At the Memorial Bridge
Lincoln and his reflection
At Georgetown's waterfront, with a view to the National Cathedral
The Kennedy Center aglow for its evening shows
The Watergate complex
Georgetown University in shadow
Turning back the light fades quickly
What fun!