Five Things for Today: November 9, 2021

Autumn at the Tidal Basin


1. The Tidal Basin may be most popular in the spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming, but it’s a great DC destination for a fall outing, too (or any season, for that matter).   The autumn foliage adds vivid color to the already beautiful views of iconic sites, and all of the memorials along the way — MLK, FDR, and Jefferson — are marvel-worthy and interesting to explore.  The whole loop is just over two miles, plus it’s flat and paved, easy for little ones to walk.  Just make sure they don’t get too close to the edge; there are no barriers between the path and the water.   If we drive there, we always find parking at West Potomac Park pretty easily, then start our stroll at the FDR Memorial.  (And speaking of, those of you who said the image in the Where in DC? photo contest was taken there  answered correctly — it’s the ear of the sculpture of Fala, FDR’s dog!  A winner will be picked and notified soon.)


2. In case you missed it yesterday, there’s a new round-up of live entertainment coming to local stages and other venues in late fall through the winter. (Tickets to shows make excellent holiday gifts!)


3. Last week I linked to a round-up of places offering Thanksgiving take out.  Since then, Jen from Kid Up and Go shared her annual Thanksgiving to Go list — and it is amazing!


4. Has anyone done a Stitch Fix lately?  It’s been years since I had a box of “surprise” clothes and accessories picked by a stylist sent, but I’m giving it another go.  If you’ve never tried the service and are interested in checking it out, this referral link will get you a $25 credit. 🙂


5. Quiz: Is Your Child Two Years Old?


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