Date archive for June, 2017
BBQ Festival - Washington DC
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Keeping Najwa Entertained at This Year’s BBQ Festival

It’s the middle of the summer, which means BBQ Festival time in DC.  This year’s sponsor is Giant, though we keep calling it the Safeway BBQ Festival.  It’s all semantics; everything More...

Praying Mantis Mantid
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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The Egg Cases Have Hatched My Mini Army Of Pest Destroyers

One day I was telling the lady of the house how much I love the convenience of Amazon.  You can find virtually anything; they deliver to your door in no time; and the reviews, albeit bias and sometimes More...

Around the World Cultural Food Festival - Washington DC- 2017
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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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.  We parked somewhere in Penn Quarter More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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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 for the perfect reason. I More...

Truck Touch DC 2017 at RFK Stadium
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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Touching Trucks

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 the last couple of hours of this More...

Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park
By David Gaines On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Family Trip to a Nationals Baseball Game

Every year we make an attempt to attend a Washington Nationals game.  An incentive is always the free giveaway, this year being a Tanner Roark bobblehead.  For Najwa, it was that the playground was open More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Eliminating Triclosan To Remain At Least 10% Human

Looking for a book to read the other day, I decided to go off the beaten path, onto a path I’ve been down before.  I wanted to get a book not about some country’s history, a memoir about a More...

Astronomy Festival
By David Gaines On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Viewing Jupiter, The Moon, Otherworldly Stuff at the 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 on the ceiling of her room, got her More...



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