Friday, June 24, 2011


Last weekend my grandfather received an all-expenses-paid trip to D.C. courtesy of the Honor Flight Network, an organization that sends World War II veterans from around the country to visit the World War II memorial, among others.


We also visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery:


Before I arrived in D.C. I stopped in Baltimore, where my friends showed me the former Blacks-only pool at Druid Hill Park. The pool is now filled with earth, a memorial to segregation.



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Overlook Mountain

When in Woodstock last weekend I hiked to the fire tower on top of Overlook Mountain. No relation to the setting of The Shining, but my attempt at a nice landscape photo was nonetheless cursed by the high sun and padlocked cab.