Exploring DC :: Part 6 (last thoughts)

I think nothing has really changed about DC over the years!

However, this is the first visit I made where attending daily mass was on my to-do list. (I have attended holy day masses in DC.) I didn’t get a chance this year because of work. We were very compressed in the scheduling department. I noticed that there is no 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. mass like we have at home. There were very few places offering noon mass, and that was my hope. I will stick it on my to-do list for next time.

We were staying near the very large Gonzaga High School complex. No access to the church, which I thought was odd. I tried. But I understand when students are involved, there are safety issues. Evidently there is 7:30 daily mass, and the chapel (unsure of location in the complex) is “frequently available for quiet prayer,” so maybe I should have tried a different door. Calling during school hours wasn’t very feasible. Maybe they could get info on the sign for me by next year.

Another to-do list item on this trip was eating at an NDFU restaurant, which I was excited to do my first night with our next door neighbor’s daughter! Here is the silverware at Founding Farmers, Foggy Bottom:

Not clear on what these stamps mean, but they are distinct. I’m sure I would have gotten an answer, but it was too loud for me to ask.

I’d also like to have free time with more pleasant weather because the trees on the Capitol Grounds have great signage and it looks like a cool specimen collection, many of them with a story. I also found a lime tree — pinned it with Falling Fruit!

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Exploring DC :: Part 5 (Geocaching)

GC6E1WY Women who know no boundaries (see last image)

This blog began as a geocaching blog, so how appropriate that I found a cache last week! Maybe I should make a new goal — find a cache in all 50 states. I’m working on finding a cache in all 99 counties….

The Society of Woman Geographers International Headquarters was a short walk from the Capitol and the house where our networking event would be held. I don’t feel right publishing a photo of the container itself, but I will say that it was charming.

This block seemed to be mixed use. The yellow townhouse to the left was a book shop. Right up my alley, but I really wanted to try at least one networking event, so I didn’t stop.

I did take a peek through the glass door and like what I saw — piles of books on the floor! I think you can click on the photo to enlarge it if you want to see it with your own eyes — piles of books on the floor.


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