The Swedes Had a Settlement in America?

Fort Christina - Wilmington, Delaware

Since we were only staying one night in Wilmington, Delaware, once we checked out the hotel, we had to maximize our time before heading back home.  We did a quick search and found out about the first Swedish settlement in America.  I mean, who knew?  The Swedes were globetrotters like the other European powers?  Settling in far away lands, More...

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Washington Valor game
By David Gaines On Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Our First Washington Valor Indoor Football Game

A few weeks ago while at the Giant BBQ Festival, we stopped by a booth with information about the Washington Valor, DC’s indoor football team in the Arena Football League.  Curious, I looked them More...

iFly Virginia Beach
By David Gaines On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

iFly Skydiving Simulation in Virginia Beach

Directly, literally, across the street from the hotel we were staying was an iFly.  I was intrigued with the idea of giving it a shot, but it was more a passing thought.  Najwa, having watched other kids More...

Najwa playing miniature golf in Virginia Beach
By David Gaines On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Playing a Midnight Round of Miniature Golf

It was an eventful day at the beach.  We spent several hours in the sun and sand.  We went to the amusement park; albeit a small one.  We watched a street performer.  Very entertaining; funny guy.  We More...

Around the World Cultural Food Festival - Washington DC- 2017
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 17th, 2017

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

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

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

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...

Astronomy Festival
By David Gaines On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

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...

Najwa at Hemingway's - Kent Island
By David Gaines On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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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 just a day trip, and not able to leave More...