Category Archives: Walking

Planely Overwhelmed at the U.S. Air Force Museum

When I worked at the National Air and Space Museum, I liked to take guests into the Early Flight gallery to show them a certain historic airplane. Often overlooked by visitors, it hung overhead, dimly lit, its wooden frame painted … Continue reading

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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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