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Terri Markle

Rooftop Garden to visit at Smithsonian
Washington DC

Pink Blooming Saucer Magnolia Trees in DC

Each spring before the cherry blossoms peak, Washingtonians race to see the giant cup-shaped pink blooming saucer magnolia trees at the Smithsonian. There are two rows of pink blooming saucer magnolia trees (also known as tulip magnolia trees) that…

Reflections

“Earth’s The Right Place For Love”

One year after the shutdown began in March 2020: I think about the craziest things when I take my daily long walks but I think earth’s the right place for love. Honesty, I am filled with this sentiment as…

Washington DC

Be An Explorer In DC Neighborbood Georgetown

The slogan for DC neighborhood Georgetown is “A Story in Every Brick.” You better believe it! It is not certain who was “George” in George Town. Naturally it is presumed to be George Washington but Georgetown’s founding preceded George’s…

Adventure

Enjoy An Artsy Asheville Adventure

Any artsy Asheville adventure revolves around plugging into its energy source: artists. And this city is overrun with talent. My daughter Claire and I can only spend one day on our whirlwind tour of North Carolina’s 12th biggest city…

Adventure

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic 469-mile route that takes visitors from Virginia to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It is older than the trees. We began to blast John Denver’s iconic song on the iPhone as…

St Pete Florida Beachfront
Adventure

Fun Things To DO In St. Pete Florida

Gulf beaches, thriving local art scene, waterfront walks, botanic garden and the historic Kenwood neighborhood head my list of 10 things to do in St. Pete Florida. If you are expecting a retiring kind of place, think again. You’ll…

Washington DC

Snow in DC: Top Adventures

Washingtonians dream of snow in DC. Our city turns into a snow globe, its monuments and memorials hidden under a quilt of snowflakes. Hello Winter Wonderland. Newscasters’ warnings of a Winter Storm means everyone races to Trader Joe’s or…