Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

The Things You See on a Trip to D.C. ; THE RAVEN LUNATIC

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

The Things You See on a Trip to D.C. ; THE RAVEN LUNATIC

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When visiting our adult son in Washington DC, I am like the country mouse in the Aesop's Fable of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." When we planned our yearly venture, the airlines were still affected by the sequester slowdown, so we drove.

I love the arts, culture and history of the city, but I do not love the logistics. Like Dorothy said at the end of "The Wizard of Oz," "There's no place like my little Southern Indiana village." OK, I'm paraphrasing, but I echo Dorothy's sepia-toned sentiments, even though I also enjoy the Emerald City.

Arriving in the city, we parked the car and only ventured out by car twice - to our son's apartment and cousins in Virginia.

No matter what Internet map provider you chose to go to Virginia from the District of Columbia, it will route you through the part of the city where the traffic is often the most congested, around the Lincoln Memorial.

On another visit, my son and I became horribly lost while trying to find my cousin's house. …

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