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Five Things for Today: July 26, 2021

Taking in Blue Ridge Mountain views


1. Have you been to the Asheville, NC, area? It’s a fantastic destination for a driveable family getaway from DC.  Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, there are loads of recreational opportunities — hiking, biking, rafting, tubing, zip lining, waterfall chasing, and much more.  Plus, the city is a blast to explore.  We’re here now, so I’ll be sharing more details about it soon!


2. Just about all of the Smithsonians that have reopened are no longer requiring timed-entry tickets to visit!  You still need them for the National Zoo and the National Museum of African American History & Culture, but the rest welcome walk-in guests.  Just be sure to note days and hours for each, as they vary by museum.  And heads-up that the National Air & Space Museum and Smithsonian Castle reopen this Friday, July 30!


3. For anyone else who loved the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibition at the Hirshhorn a few years ago, this Washington Post article about “The Visitors” installation is a great read. It was my favorite part of the exhibit — so moving then, and even more meaningful in retrospect now.


4. Tea Collection’s annual Back to School Event sale starts today.


5. Season 2 of Ted Lasso is now on Apple TV!


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Five Things for Today

        Overhead view of the magnificent Great Hall in the recently reopened Building Museum


1. The list of places to go for indoor outings has been updated, and it’s a good one to keep in your back pocket for gray, rainy days.  (Though note that reopened Smithsonians require timed-entry passes, and many need to be reserved well in advance.)


2. In case you missed it yesterday, there’s a new giveaway going on for a chance to win a round-trip experience from SkySquad, a service that offers assistance in airports, from your car door through security, and all the way to the gate.  So helpful for traveling with young children, and just in time for a return to air travel! To enter, follow them on Facebook,  Instagram, or Twitter, and comment somewhere on that page about why you’d like to win using the hashtags #KidFriendlyDC and #skysquadgiveaway.


3. Six ways to help kids regain a sense of purpose.


4. Just made these on taco Tuesday, and they were delicious!


5. An oldie but goodie 🙂


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