@home in Georgetown ~ November Project

Lincoln stairs….  Crack of Dawn!  Energy level…..Full Throttle!

The Army…..

The Navy…

And November Project…

The November Project is a free, open-to-the-public exercise group founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2011.[1] The name “November Project” comes from the Google Doc that the founders shared with each other to track their progress in November 2011. While sessions occur year-round, the name stuck.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_Project

https://november-project.com/about/

@home in Georgetown ~ The Dumbarton Bridge

Welcome to Georgetown….The legend behind the Dumbarton Bridge….

Georgetown was formed in the mid 1700’s, way before Washington D.C, was the capitol. The Tudor House and the surrounding Georgetown Heights are famous for the view for Georgetown Residents, of the early activity coming up the Potomac toward Washington City.

The charming story of Georgetown’s merge with Washington and the construction of the Dumbarton Bridge is a great read:

https://the-interesting-story-of-the-dumbarton-bridge

The Buffalo are the largest cast single pieces of bronze!

The Landscape….A lovely look around…….

 

@home in Georgetown ~ Forest Bathing at Thomas Roosevelt Island!

Priceless little urban get away…President Teddy Roosevelt was known as the conservation president.  Roosevelt Island is such a great tribute and such an easily accessible reminder of how legendary the story and how valuable the asset, our National Park System!

Did you know that forest bathing is a staple of preventive healthcare and healing in Japan? I first heard of forest bathing on NPR on one of my drives out of Cleveland to Washington. How convenient!   A forest bath is not a bath or a hike, but an immersion of the senses.  The guest, therapy guide, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, leads forest bathing retreats at Roosevelt Island.

http://www.npr.org/forest-bathing-a-retreat-to-nature-can-boost-immunity-and-mood

So treat yourself to a forest bath!  The bike ride there alone,  is worth the price of admission!

@home in Georgetown~The Korean War Memorial “Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.”

With the looming threat of Korea in our current daily national news, an opportunity to re-visit the past.

The television series “M*A*S*H,” was set in a field hospital in South Korea. The series ran from 1972 until 1983, and its final episode was the most-watched in television history.

A veteran describes this duty as 95% waiting with the remaining 5% being of sheer terror. The weather conditions could not have been worse with extreme temperatures as low as 18 below, causing many to lose fingers and toes, hands and feet.  The soldier in this group on the end closest to the viewer is the commander and depicts a soldier from real life who is alive today.  

The figures represent a platoon on patrol, drawn from each branch of the armed forces; fourteen of the figures are from the U.S. Army, three are from the Marine Corps, one is a Navy Corpsman, and one is an Air Force Forward Air Observer. They are dressed in full combat gear, dispersed among strips of granite and juniper bushes which represent the rugged terrain of Korea.[6]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War_Veterans_Memorial

The soldier with the radio always knew that he was the number one target being the one holding the communication connection.

The objective was to reflect the 38th parallel separating North from South Korea and 38 months of war with 38 stainless steel soldiers. With 38 figures being too many and too costly, the black granite wall reflects the 19 multiplying them to 38.