Five Things for Today: August 18, 2020

Day trip to Lewes… worth every second of the drive there


1. A few weeks ago, we day tripped to Lewes, DE, specifically Cape Henlopen State Park . We met up with friends, rented surfboards, and enjoyed a great day at the beach. It’s just over a two-hour drive from DC when traffic is light (ie, probably better on weekdays), and such a lovely area. Also plenty of space to social distance with a broad, wide beach and a limit on the number of visitors in the park.

2. It’s Restaurant Week! Through August 30, many restaurants around the DC area are offering special menus and prices, including specially-priced family-style to-go meals.

3. From DCist: How to make sure your ballot is delivered in the DMV.

4. This 1,100+ mile ride by five black cyclists along the Underground Railroad sounds like an amazing journey and endeavor, and you can help support it.

5. Knocked it out of the park.


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7 Responses to Five Things for Today: August 18, 2020

  1. Milena Santoro

    I totally agree she knocked it over the fence! Loved that you posted it as #5 with no descriptor so we all had to click to see what you were talking about! LOL! Love your posts!

  2. Jen

    Excuse me for asking, in regards to a day trip and getting wet and messy and having to go to the bathroom- is there any facilities open for that?

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Yes, there are facilities in Cape Henlopen Park – showers and restrooms. Depending on where you hang out on the beach, it could be an easy 2-minute drive to them. You could check out a map in advance and plan to be closer.

  3. Maiya Clark

    Thank you so much for the DCist article on drop boxes! I want my vote to be heard and I don’t trust USPS to get it done.

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