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Washington, D.C., 1969

My First Trip to Washington When I was a kid, most of my family’s overnight travels involved visiting relatives or attending my father’s annual army reunion, trips within a day’s drive or so from our Western New York home. But … Continue reading

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The Seashore Trolley Museum

Years ago, when I lived in Boston and before I owned a car, I relied on the streetcar and subway system to get around. From my house near Cleveland Circle, I could easily walk to any of three branches of … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Rock Creek Park

I’ve spent the last few weeks exploring trails I’d either never walked or not walked in years, from Carderock to Great Falls along the C&O Canal in nearby Maryland. Today I decided to dip down into the District of Columbia … Continue reading

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Walking the Gold Mine Loop

About 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., the Potomac River drops 76 feet in less than a mile, as its broad flow breaks up into rapids and waterfalls and funnels down into Mather Gorge. The National Park Service describes the … Continue reading

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On the Beach at Cape Henlopen

Except for tracks of gulls, my footprints are the first on the beach this morning. Waves ease out of the glassy water and lull onto the sand, which is course with ground-up shells and abrades my feet. I haven’t strolled … Continue reading

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