Kites of Asia Heritage Family Day at the National Air and Space Museum

Najwa at Kites of Asia Festival at National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

The plan was to check out Monkey Kingdom, a children’s movie at the National Gallery of Art. But what I thought was an animated movie turned out to be a documentary aimed at kids. Najwa wasn’t interested, so we went to Plan B, Kites of Asia at the National Air and Space Museum. I thought the movie started at 10:00 am, so we showed More...

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By David Gaines On Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Intel Science Talent Search At The National Geographic Society

When I first read about the event at the National Geographic Society, I thought it was more an event where kids could also participate in science. But the Intel Science Talent Search was more about some really brilliant More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, February 27th, 2016
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Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum

Now that Najwa is getting older and starting to understand these events we go to, we went to the National Building Museum’s Engineering Family Day for the exposure to engineering careers and activities. More...

Najwa at ICE! at Gaylord at National Harbor
By David Gaines On Saturday, December 19th, 2015

The Capital Eye, The Awakening, and The Gaylord National Harbor ICE! Winter Wonderland

Sometimes when I plan something for Najwa, I wonder if I secretly am really doing it for me. I mean, how can anyone not be fascinated with the idea of life-size sculptures all carved out of ice? Najwa and More...

Najwa dressed up at the Turkish Festival in Washington, DC
By David Gaines On Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Najwa Gets Into This Year’s Turkish Festival

Since the first time we attended the Turkish Festival in 2012, we actually had a 24-hour layover in Istanbul, Turkey. So this year’s Turkish Festival had a little different perspective to it. We got More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Taking Grandpa to Smithsonian Folklife Festival Featuring Peru

With grandpa in town, we took a trip to the National Mall where the Smithsonian Folklife Festival was happening. On the way to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we stopped by the National Gallery of Art’s More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Back to the BBQ Festival

Some days, you just don’t want to cook. Luckily, some days, the Safeway BBQ Festival is going on downtown. It had been a few years since we were last here. Najwa was itty bitty and didn’t take More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Kennedy Street NW Street Festival and National Conservatory of Arts

Nduku found a summer camp for Najwa, something different, at the National Conservatory of Arts on Kennedy Street NW. They were having an open house during the Kennedy Street NW Street Festival, so how could More...

Truck Touch - RFK Stadium
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Truck Touch at RFK Stadium

Well, this event is different. The main attraction at Truck Touch are vehicles, but it’s not a car show. These vehicles are those everyday vehicles you see being used by city employees from sanitation More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Visiting the Embassy of Costa Rica for PassportDC

Each year we like to visit the various embassies open to the public as part of PassportDC. It was a bit crowded this year, with lines around the block for some of the more popular embassies, but we got More...