Five Things for Today: January 11, 2021


A nature break in DC at Roosevelt Island


1. When I did a search for the best local places to hike with a dog, Roosevelt Island topped many a list.  We’ve always loved the park in the Potomac for human hikes, and Teddy had a blast this weekend walking the trails and boardwalk and meeting lots of other pups along the way.  It’s a great locale to keep in mind if you’re looking for a nature break in DC — with or without a furry friend.  Read more about it and get details for visiting here.


2. A stroll through historic Kensington, MD, will offer families a self-guided, socially distanced outing to read the book The Mitten by Jan Brett in store windows. Everyday through the end of the month, the Ktown StoryWalk by the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation starts at Frankly…Pizza! (10417 Armory Avenue) and features pages from the wintry children’s book spread out over 15 storefronts — see a map of the .3-mile route.  On Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 4pm, a free craft kit tied into the book will be available for pick-up in a box outside the Noyes Library for Young Children (10237 Carroll Place).   Families are encouraged to share a photo of the walk, a selfie at Noyes, and/or a photo of the completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Facebook page or post to Facebook or Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.


3.  The latest on DC Statehood, from WAMU’s 51st podcast.


4.  I love that The Mom Edit has no qualms about expressing views on more than fashion.  This post and this one are good, thought-provoking reads.


5. Alex Trebeck’s final Jeopardy! message.



Teddy & Teddy!


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