Travel Photo: U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Capitol Washington DC

I captured this photograph in Feb, 2008. It’s one of my favorites. Read on, for the rest of the story….

Win Free Tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting

Free Tickets to the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting

Learn how to win one of 17,000 free tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington D.C. Read on…

Visiting the Declaration of Independence and Constitution


It was as if people would go into a small trance before the document. Their eyes became glazed and you could almost hear the wheels turning behinds their eyes. Read on…

National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates 100 Years

National Cherry Blossom Festival

A large celebration is planned in Washington DC for this epic event. Read on…

Our Visit to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC – Washington DC is high on the hit-parade for baby boomer travelers, and we were very excited to be returning to this incredible and historic city. To further our excitement, we were also elated to be spending four nights at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. We’ve heard great things about Mandarin […]

A Walk Down the National Mall

We take a stroll down the National Mall in Washington DC, visiting various monuments.

Washington DC Trip Journal – Day #4

Capitol Hill Baptist Church – The fourth day of our trip to Washington, DC happened to be Easter.  Therefore, being a bit of an armchair theologian, I decided to visit the historic Capitol Hill Baptist Church. “On a late November evening in 1867 on Capitol Hill, a group of people came together to pray about […]

Washington DC Trip Journal – Day #3

The third day of our Washington, DC adventure found us starting our day at the Library of Congress. OK, call me a geek if you like, but Mr. Roaming Boomer could get happily lost for days in the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with nearly 142 […]

Washington DC Trip Journal – Day #2

After another wonderful nights sleep in our Tai Pan Club Room at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC, we were off for another day of exploration in Washington, DC. Our first stop was the popular Newseum. The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history […]

Washington DC Trip Journal – Day #1

Mandarin Oriental ~ Washington DC – This morning we awakened, in the most comfortable beds ever, in the AAA Four-Diamond, Forbes Four-Star Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. We are located within walking distance of nation’s most cherished monuments, Capitol Hill, and the revered museums of the Smithsonian Institution. We have long heard of the glowing reputation […]