Category: Great Green Escapes

Great Green Escapes: Mt. Vernon Trail

Great Green Escapes: Mt. Vernon Trail

A version of this story originally appeared in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. During the school year, I had a standing date with a friend whom I met 10 years ago at a new mom’s group at Alexandria Hospital. I had just had my first child and was in full-scale panic mode, [...]

Great Green Escape: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

Great Green Escape: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

A version of this story originally appeared in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. A few weeks ago, I had the very unoriginal idea of going to Mt. Vernon Estate on Presidents Day. Although we arrived shortly after opening time at 10 a.m., traffic drew to a slow crawl as we came within [...]

Great Green Escape: Daingerfield Island

Great Green Escape: Daingerfield Island

A version of this story originally appeared in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. If you live in the D.C. metro area, you have no doubt passed the signs for Daingerfield Island countless times on your way to National Airport, to and from D.C., or on your way up or down the George [...]

Great Green Escape: Theodore Roosevelt Island

Great Green Escape: Theodore Roosevelt Island

A version of this story originally appeared in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. If you travel along the George WashingtonParkway north of town, you will have noticed the massive lush patch of greenery in the middle of the Potomac River that is Theodore Roosevelt Island — another nearby great green escape. Two and [...]

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