Monthly Archives: January 2015

Seven Days of DC: Obligatory Tourist Post

As I stood in front of the Kennedy’s gravesite and the Eternal Flame, I felt like I was back in Dallas, listening to the days following JFK’s death through my headphones in the Dealy Plaza. The Arlington National Cemetery, and all of Washington DC for that matter, is an explosion of everything I knew only through books and movies. I walked to Robert’s E. Lee’s House from JFK’s gravesite and from the Arlington National Cemetery to the Lincoln Memorial. I visited the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial, which was a short walk from the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I saw the original Star Spangled Banner after visiting the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and haven’t found a more effective way of feeling very small while putting things in perspective than visiting the memorials and museums of Washington, DC. Bring it on, 2015. Continue reading

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Seven Days of DC: Navigating the District.

I was so fortunate to be able to ring in 2015 somewhere I have never been. I can now cross Washington, DC of the list. The trip was a combination of a fun, new adventure and learning. I was able to experience a lot of what DC nightlife had to offer, on top of being a typical tourist of the District, visiting museums, monuments and other National Landmarks. Like every new place, there came a new challenge of trying to navigate and gain a sense of direction. Continue reading

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More OKC: National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum

It has been a busy two months. In a good way. But I haven’t had the time to sit down and tell you all about it. So, let’s go back to Oklahoma City for a minute. Before journeying back to the Midwest, I visited the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum. I would be lying if I said the museum was anything above very average, aesthetically. The small building that shared a parking lot with the ASA Hall of Fame Field, was an old building with a large lobby/gift shop filled with cheesy softball t-shirts, memorabilia and wood panel walls. The museum was full of history of the game, famous coaches and record breaking players that I never heard of. This made me realize that, unlike baseball, I didn’t know about any of the “legends” or “pioneers” of softball. I was only familiar only with the coaches and athletes I grew up watching in the Women’s College World Series and Olympic games. I felt a little ashamed knowing so little about a sport I played from the time I was three until twenty-two. Continue reading

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