You Can Find Fossils on the Beaches of Calvert Cliffs State Park

This is well known in Southern Maryland, but I had no idea until recently: some of the beaches there have tons of fossils! The Calvert Cliffs, located south of Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County, Maryland, contain sedimentary deposits from the Miocene age (6 to 20 million years old), and those fossils wash up on the beaches. The…

September 12, 2016

Some Horrifying Guys Chased Me Through Markoff’s Haunted Forest

Someone like me isn’t supposed to be excited about Markoff’s Haunted Forest. I’m one of those people who cowers behind pillows during scary movies, and would be more likely to watch the Sound of Music in the first place. Yet I was the one urging my husband and friends to go. My husband eagerly agreed. My friends were too scared….

October 16, 2014

Soaring Above National Harbor in the New Capital Wheel

There’s something timelessly romantic about a ferris wheel. Snuggle with your date, and watch the sunset as you rise above the river. Or bring your kids, and give them a thrill ride high in the sky. The Capital Wheel is this year’s biggest addition to National Harbor. It was created as Washington’s version of the…

September 24, 2014