In Bloom (Part 3)

Well, DC is back in bloom again. There’s always some resistance from the scrooge in the family to go check out the cherry blossoms but eventually (and thankfully) Meredith wins me over. This year marks our third straight showing at the Tidal Basin for the big cherry blossom bloom. This year we timed it right…

Out and About

We’ve had a pretty mild winter which has allowed us to get out and do some exploring on the weekends. On one of Mumsie’s last visits we drove up to Maryland, just past Andrews AFB to check out Watkins Regional Park. All I knew about the park was that it had a Wizard of Oz…

St. Augustine & Amelia Adventures

When your husband tells you to plan a vacation, you plan a vacation! Jessica and I met up for a long weekend along the Northern coast of Florida. Just south of Georgia, St. Augustine and Amelia Island were two parts of Florida I hadn’t seen before and they seemed like the perfect quaint towns for…

Adventures in Dadland

While mom was off adventuring in FL, dad embarked on his own adventures with the kids. Maybe it was because the destinations were of interest to dad; maybe it was because dad doesn’t do so well entertaining the crazies without a bona fide project or an actual adventure. Either way, the three amigos made good…

What to do on a gray day?

The clouds are out and the kids are restless! Quick, find something to do so both parents and kids don’t lose it! It was one of those Saturdays that led us up to the Air and Space Museum near Dulles. We’ve been to the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall a few times;…

Ringing in 2017

What better way to ring in the new year than to slap a tux on, ditch the kids, and spend a week in San Diego, right? Okay, while yes, that is technically what we did, it would be a bit disingenuous to skip the background story. After planning the perfect Christmas vacation back to Minnesota,…

We’ll be home for Christmas…

Phil and I haven’t called Minnesota home for nearly ten years but it certainly still feels like home when we get to visit at Christmas. Call us crazy but cold, snow and family chaos = Christmas to us! After missing out on the last two Christmases in Minnesota we decided it was time to return…

We’re Thankful

Thanksgiving was a good one this year. Family came north and family came south; both would eventually converge on our little home in Stafford. With the southern guest checked in to Casa de Wiktor, the burners were lit and the feast was prepared. Thumbs up all around the table as the food tasted even better…

A quick excursion

Got to take advantage of the time off these days! It feels like the busy, unpredictable work schedule overlaid on top of the school schedule has wreaked havoc on our adventuring as of late. No more Tuesday afternoon trips when everyone is in school but mom and dad. Lame. Fortunately there is still some time…