Food Festival, Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Garden To Start Off Summer Break

With the heat index breaking into the 90s [humidity sucks] and a threat of a thunderstorm, we decided to head out to the Around The World Cultural Food Festival anyway.  We parked somewhere in More...

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Food Festival, Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Garden To Start Off Summer Break

With the heat index breaking into the 90s [humidity sucks] and a threat of a thunderstorm, we decided to head out to the Around The World Cultural Food Festival anyway. More...

Reptiles, Books and Just Playing Around at the New Woodridge Library

Najwa and I took a trip down the road to check out the new Woodridge Library.  I had planned on coming here eventually, but with live reptiles for the kids, this made More...

Touching Trucks

Truck Touch DC 2017 at RFK Stadium

It’s been a couple of years since we first went to Truck Touch, somehow missing the date last year.  But because of Najwa’s swimming lessons, we only caught More...

Viewing Jupiter, The Moon, Otherworldly Stuff at the Astronomy Festival

Astronomy Festival

When Najwa was a lot younger, I had her saying she wanted to be an astronaut.  Almost had her wanting to dress up as one for Halloween.  I put glow in the dark stars More...

An Unplanned Visit to the National Arboretum

National Arboretum - Najwa, Alani, Aiyanna

The plan for the day was to go downtown for the Asian Street Festival with Najwa and a couple of her friends.  Which we did.  Only there was no festival.  Apparently More...

On The Road
Najwa at Hemingway's - Kent Island

Day Trip to Kent Island for Memorial Day Weekend

For Memorial Day, we wanted to get out of town, but nothing more than a day trip.  So, we headed out to Kent Island just on the other side of the Bay Bridge.  Being More...

Everything Else About Our Visit to Kenya

When we go to Kenya, we go for two weeks, which may seem like ample time to really relax — that times flies. As soon as you land, it’s time to pack up to go More...

Visit to Lake Magadi Where They Were Harvesting Salt (Or Is It Soda?)

After the long ride south, we finally made it to Lake Magadi.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, not really understanding how you can harvest salt our of a lake, More...

One Long and Very Hot Journey Through The Valley to Lake Magadi

For the day’s day trip, we headed south to Lake Magadi. Lake Magadi is the southernmost lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, lying in a catchment of faulted volcanic More...

Najwa Awarded Best in Mathematics and Principal’s Cabinet

As much as I want to take credit for this, I have to give it up to mommy for making sure Najwa does her homework More...

Field Trip Back to National Air & Space Museum

DC Prep field trip to the National Air and Space Museum

Of all the museums of the Smithsonian, the National Air & Space Museum seems to be the most popular. More...

Oregon 1st Graders Performing at DC Prep Winter Festival

DC Prep Winter Festival

DC Prep’s Winter Festivals are hilarious to me.  Kids that age just have no idea how entertaining More...

Najwa Entertains During 2-Minute Shuttle Ride From Work To Metro

Najwa spent the day with me at work.  I find it amazing that she can spend...

Najwa Helping Rake Leaves But For Reasons Different Than Mine [0:31]

When we first moved into the house, yard work wasn’t one of the things we were...

Najwa Showing Off Her African Roots, Though Wrong Country [1:23]

After Najwa started music summer camp, where she was learning the piano, we got her a...

Tailgating at the Redskins-Browns Game

I plead the fifth.  But from what I can remember, I had a blast at the Redskins game against the Browns. We More...

Najwa’s First Redskins Game!

My homeboy Joon and I got season tickets to the Redskins games, this being our second year. He was gracious enough..

Sean Taylor Remembered at Brookland Metro

Brookland is a pretty quiet neighborhood.  Homes have spacious yards, there’s plenty of green space [relative to the rest of the..

Redskins First Playoff Game in Years

As soon as the Redskins beat up on the Cowboys, it was time to get tickets for the Redskins’ first playoff..

Family Trip to a Nationals Baseball Game

Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park

Every year we make an attempt to attend a Washington Nationals game.  An incentive is always the free More...

Najwa and Friends at the Last Washington Nationals Game of the Year

The forecast called for rain, but since I already bought a bunch of tickets to take Najwa and her friends to..

Trip to Nationals Park as the Nationals Beat the Marlins 4-1

Photos from our trip to Nationals Park to watch the Nationals play against the Miami Marlins. The Nationals won 4-1, but..

Najwa’s First Washington Nationals Game

The first baseball game I ever went to was a minor league game — The Fayetteville Generals at JP Riddle Stadium...

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