Friday, March 31, 2006

Bird List Update

03-31-06 - Along the Mount Vernon Trail, in the marshes south of Alexandria
  • Great Blue Heron

  • Total: 26/60

    Tuesday, March 28, 2006

    Bird List Update

    03-28-06 - In the wisteria bushes at the National Gallery
  • Boat-tailed Grackle

  • Total: 25/60

    Spring Trip to DC

    The kids and I rode down to DC on the MARC train with Danny this morning. It was a lovely day for it. The tulips were blooming and the city looked fresh and clean.

    On our way into town we paused briefly at the Robert A. Taft Memorial.

    Our next stop was the National Museum of American History. William is writing a research paper on Pearl Harbor, and we wanted to take a quick look at the America at War exhibit.

    After lunch we visited Ford's Theater. We took the time to listen to the park ranger tell the story of the events of the fateful night when Lincoln was shot, and then we went across the street to Petersen's Boarding House, the home where Lincoln died.

    By this time it was getting rather late in the day so we headed across town to meet Danny. When we got there we discovered that the office building where we were to meet him was across the street from the National Building Museum. After we met up with him we took a look around inside. We need to go back when we can spend more time.

    As we were leaving we discovered this sculpture.

    Saturday, March 18, 2006

    Bible Bowl 2006 - Conference Level

    The Triadelphia team has done it again! They placed first with three other clubs out of a total 13 clubs. They will advance on to the Union Level which will take place on April 1.

    Monday, March 13, 2006

    Feeding the Homeless

    On the first weekend of the month Clarksville, MD's Giant Food donates baked goods to be distributed to the homeless. This last Sabbath they gave us 15 boxes full of breads and other bakery items which we took to Baltimore. It took us three hours to hand it all out. This was by far the most food we have passed out to date. We were blessed with warm weather this week, which was a nice change from last few months.

    Bird List Update

    03-12-06 - At home, out the back window
  • Brown-headed Cowbird

  • Total: 24/60

    Sunday, March 05, 2006

    Pinewood Derby

    Last Sunday the Pathfinders held a pinewood derby. William and Beth had a lot of fun making their cars, and racing them. They didn't place very well, but this was their first attempt, and they are already dreaming up new concepts for their cars next year.

    William's car is the red one on the left and Beth's is the purple one. William won a third place ribbon.

    Saturday, March 04, 2006

    Bird List Update

    03-3-06 - At home, out the back window
  • House Finch

  • Total: 23/60