Mid-Atlantic

Dinosaurs at National Museum of Natural History

See Article from Smithsonian describing the new exhibit.

Highlights:

  • The new hall, The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time,  was created from a $35 million gift from David H. Koch.
  • The new hall brings back the nation’s T. rex, now the centerpiece of a new 31,000-square-foot fossil hall.
  • The exhibition is a journey through more than 3.7 billion years of life on Earth.
  • Fossils are positioned in “dramatic, new and more scientifically accurate poses”.

Thomas Edison NHP

Thomas Edison National Historical Park contains Thomas Edison‘s laboratory and Glenmont residence (which was closed when we visited).  The park is in West Orange, New Jersey. You’ll be amazed by all inventions that originated out of these laboratories (e.g., motion picture camera, improved phonographs, sound recordings, silent and sound movies, and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery.

The laboratory was designated as Edison Laboratory National Monument on July 14, 1956.

 

DC Tidal Basin at Dawn

Each year it is a tradition for me to go down to the Title Basin and take pictures of the cherry blossoms.

This year I decided that I didn’t want to push and shove to get a few pictures! So it meant that I had to see the blossoms before they were fully in bloom. If I waited a couple days longer, the place would have been mobbed and my pictures wouldn’t have looked as nice.