Springtime in Washington, D.C.

I cannot believe it has been 74 days since I posted! If you have visited my site in the past and bothered to come back, thank you!!!

As mentioned in my last post, I recently moved back to Washington, D.C. and the past 3 months have been wonderful but it has taken me much long to get my ‘sea legs’ than I planned. Figuring out simple daily things (household services, banking, utilities, and local amenities) and adjusting to life in a much smaller space have meant developing new routines. The good news is that I am about 97% settled and once again have time to post. The better news, I found 6 coffee shops within a 20-minute walk of my new place. Huzzah!

As someone who is already ready to explore a new place, I never thought I’d write this but, thankfully, I have no travel on the horizon. I have a few houseguests coming in soon, but nothing that takes me out of town. This is thrilling because so much has changed since I lived here that I have more than enough to satisfy my travel needs. Besides my old favorites of the National Gallery, Air and Space Museum, and the Arboretum I can check out new places like the new-ish (Sept 2016) African American Museum of History and Culture and the Hillwood Estate. In fact, there is so much to see and do here, I’ll be a #backyardtourist all Spring and Summer! If you are planning a visit to D.C. this year, start here: Washington.Org. I am not affiliated with them in any way, I just think they have a lot of great information on their website.

That noted, since I am mostly settled into the new routines I have time to devote to my blog and I appreciate you coming back to visit. I have several posts drafted including reviews of some new travel wardrobe items, gadgets, hotels, and attractions. I also have a ton of photos to share from my year end travels. All that and plenty of local photos. For now, I will leave you with this quote from Henry Miller and a few photos of Springtime in/near Georgetown.

”One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

I’d love to hear about your #backyardtourist stories, so feel free to leave them in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by!

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