Why I Love DC

Having been born and raised and still live in the DC metro area, I harbor a love hate relationship with this place. I thought I’d share 8 reasons why I love this town and in the coming weeks I’ll share what I don’t care for.

  1. Festivals
    • My goodness. DC has more festivals than I can count. I’m surprised there’s not one for green poo. Perhaps my favorite is the National Cherry Blossom Festival or maybe it’s the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. 
  2. The National Mall
    • The National Mall is spectacular. At one end you’ve got the tallest stone obelisk in the world — The National Monument and at the other the U.S. Capital. Pack yourself a picnic lunch and grab a spot at the Reflecting Pool or in one of the many grassy areas and relax.
      English: Facing West across the Washington Mal...

      (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  3. The Smithsonian
    • Folks born and raised in the DC metro area often take the Smithsonian for granted. Probably because as children we were shuttled there once or twice a year for an annual trip to the Air and Space Museum or the Museum of Natural History. Now that I’m older I’ve had the pleasure of visiting them and rediscovery their grandeur and of course they’re FREE.
      Smithsonian Institution Building or The Castle...

      The Smithsonian Castle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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