Month: April 2013

Cherry Blossoms announce the arrival of Spring!

The Cherry Blossoms are finally blooming in Washington, D.C.!  Typically, the iconic blossoms appear during the last week of March and the first week of April.  This year, however, due to the lingering cold and wintery weather, they appeared very

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Contemplating Cairns

I am a licensed tourist guide in Washington, D.C., and as such I belong to a few informational listservs.  Recently, an inquiry came over one of them asking about the reason for stacking coins on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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The Best Darn Cupcakes in DuPont Circle!

It’s April in Washington, D.C., but someone has forgotten to tell Mother Nature!  Despite the fact that it should be peak Cherry Blossom time, persistently chilly temperatures and a spring snowstorm last week have kept the fickle, pink blossoms at

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April Foolishness

I think that beginning a new blog is a little bit like sitting down to write a letter to a friend whom you haven’t talked to in a very long time.  Where do I start?  How do I share all

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