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Lincoln’s Cottage: Washington, D.C.

By on Jan 31, 2015 in Presidents | 0 comments

The Lincoln Memorial  may be one of Washington, D.C.’s most-visited sites,  but Lincoln buffs should venture a few miles off the mall to Lincoln’s Cottage, the Gothic revival house located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. In Lincoln’s time, the area around the White House was apparently humid and swampy, so the cottage location...

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London: More Chelsea

By on Jul 16, 2014 in Authors/Poets, Mini-nerd trips | 0 comments

In summer 2013, a literary scavenger hunt had us scouring London’s Chelsea neighborhood, searching for blue plaques marking the homes of writers ranging from Mark Twain to Bran Stoker. You can read about that in the previous post. However, Chelsea also charmed us with its pretty streets, variety of lovely homes and beautiful gardens.

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