“Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé!”
(Excerpt of La Marseillaise, the National Anthem of France.)
We wandered to Washington, D.C. on July 14 for a truly unique experience. The French Independence Day is Bastille Day which is celebrated on July 14. History refresher: The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. By storming the prison in 1789 and capturing this symbol, the people sign
"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," says Mary Poppins. This was the clue I gave my kids for our July 8th Wandering Wednesday as we got on the road and headed north on I-95.
After a myriad of guesses, all of which were wrong, we arrived in charming historic Fredericksburg.
Having grown up in the DC area and lived in Richmond for 20+ years, it occurred to me that I had never spent any time in Fredericksburg, despite having passed it hundreds of times. The 40-b
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." -Buddha The thrill of the hunt: Richmond artist Diego Sanchez will be leaving 128 small Buddha heads around town for folks to find and keep as treasures. He will reference the locations on his Facebook page. If you saw a mom and two kids racing through the Carytown Kroger and Wells Fargo Branch on (Wandering) Wednesday, that was us trying to find the latest ones. (Alas