Where we are now

Prague, Czechia
September 1 – 30, 2023

Where We Have Been

Boulder, Colorado
June 4 – August 31, 2023
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 4 – June 2, 2023
Lisbon, Portugal
March 31 – April 28, 2023
View from our apartment
Porto, Portugal
February 28 – March 31, 2023
Florence, Italy (again!)
January 30 -February 28, 2023
Asheville, North Carolina
November 17, 2022 – January 15, 2023

Paris, France

September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022

Aegina, Greece

August 9 – 31, 2022

Dublin, Ireland

May 31 – August 8, 2022

Cavtat, Croatia

Near Dubrovnik April 30 – May 31, 2022

Florence, Italy

February 1 – April 30, 2022
We had two apartments in Florence

Washington, D.C.

September 5, 2019 – January 31, 2022

We live in the Southeast quadrant of DC, near the Navy Yard and the Washington Nationals’ Ballpark, and about one mile south of the U.S. Capitol. We have a two-bedroom apartment with floor to ceiling windows on the top floor, which in DC means the 13th story. There is a persistent myth that no building (except the Washington Monument) can be taller than the U.S. Capitol, but the building height restrictions in Washington actually stem from the 1910 Height of Building Act, passed by Congress and applicable to all building in the District.

From our living room, we can see the top of the Library of Congress to the north, and the Anacostia River to the south. We have enjoyed watching construction of the beautiful new Frederick Douglass bridge over the Anacostia. Our building has a lovely roof-top terrace, and from there we can see the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, and far into Maryland and Virginia. On the Fourth of July, we can see fireworks all over the area.

In addition to the Navy Yard and Ballpark, our neighborhood has mostly apartment buildings, a few offices – most notably, the Department of Transportation (Mayor Pete!), lots restaurants and a small amount of retail. I wish we had more retail stores that sold gifts, clothing, shoes, etc., but we are happy to have good grocery and drug stores nearby. The waterfront area here in Southeast is nicely developed, with walking paths, parks, restaurants and some small docks. We are in close proximity to the Southwest Waterfront, Barracks Row, Capitol Hill and Eastern Market.