Washington D.C.—A capitol revival

This article was excerpted from The Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Washington DC. Formerly known for its seedy street life and muggy climate, Washington DC has undergone a major transformation, with slick new condos appearing on once desolate street corners, and brick-walled wine bars replacing boarded-up storefronts. In addition to the civic monuments and [...]

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First stop to Europe-DC For a Fast Fun Night

First Stop-Washington DC On our “empty nester” kickoff trip, we started with a united flight to Washington DC.  A few points to share: We took aBLScar in from Dulles. Construction, rain, and long..but the takeaway, our car topped $200, not worth it vs simply taking a cab. Hotel-Ah! Hotel Monaco, first time I have taken [...]

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Kramerbooks-Books, food, music, community

I was in DC last week for some meetings, Microsoft had taken out most hotel rooms for a 14 day convention and I ended up on Connecticut Avenue at the Churchill Hotel. Got to the hotel after fighting bad traffic in due to construction, had the usual delayed conference call and went for some air [...]

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