Gordon Ramsay fish and chips The Wharf DC
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A Day Out at the Wharf

After four years of living in Fiji, I appreciate experiencing the seasons change again now that we're back home in the U.S. I enjoy the enlivening chill of the fall air on my face when I go outside. We walked Guthrie and Jolene to the Wharf along Southwest DC's waterfront the other weekend to do… Continue reading A Day Out at the Wharf

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Thunder Burger & Bar, D.C.

We were looking around for happy hours to check out in our neighborhood, and we decided to try Thunder Burger & Bar in Georgetown. The happy hour there is Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. We got there pretty early (before 5 p.m.), which worked out well because there were only a few… Continue reading Thunder Burger & Bar, D.C.

Happy Little Lamb Hot Pot Eden Center Falls Church VA
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Happy Little Lamb Hot Pot, Falls Church, VA

As the weather gets colder, hot pot is a perfect meal to warm yourself up and indulge in a smorgasbord of soup. The place to go if you're in the DC metro area is Happy Lamb Mongolian Hot Pot, located in Eden Center, which is a hub for Vietnamese food that makes space for other… Continue reading Happy Little Lamb Hot Pot, Falls Church, VA

Guthrie and Jolene 2 Fijian dogs Rock Creek DC
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Life Lesson #2 with the Grateful Dead: Dealing with Change

Well the first days are the hardest daysDon't you worry anymore'Cause when life looks like easy streetThere is danger at your door Those are the opening lyrics to the Grateful Dead's "Uncle John's Band." Like many of Robert Hunter's lyrics, they are profound. These words have been in the back of mind since I returned… Continue reading Life Lesson #2 with the Grateful Dead: Dealing with Change