Greetings from Civilization

We’re in NoVa (the Northern Virginia region, for you out-of-towners). Not to be confused with NOvA, the physics experiment at Fermilab, which my son reminds me is spelled not with a v but with a nu, which I got wrong in my last post. I’m grateful this blog is a team effort, seriously. What do […]

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Homecoming (of a sort)

We made it to the first stop in our four-week tour of Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.: Richmond, my hometown. Kinda. I grew up in the countryside outside of Richmond, and the place has grown like wildfire since I left (like everywhere in the world, pretty much). As soon as we pulled in to our site, […]

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Campground or Crazy Spring Break?

Long-anticipated Memorial Day weekend—and only the second weekend that Virginia has opened campgrounds to vacationers—began here on Thursday, as RVs pulled up the long drive in and slowly filed all the spots in this ~200-spot campground. Seriously, 200 spots, and this place is now filled. All despite the fact that local hospitals are at their […]

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