National City Christian Church

National City Christian Church, located on Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C., is the national church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (often abbreviated as the “Disciples of Christ” or “Christian Church”). The denomination grew out of the Stone-Campbell Movement founded by Thomas Campbell and Alexander Campbell of Pennsylvania and West Virginia (then Virginia) and Barton W. Stone of Kentucky.

Service times:
8:30 a.m.  Gospel Service (Sanctuary)
11 a.m.  Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
11 a.m.  Servicio En Español (Community Room)

Address: 5 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005

Library of Congress

Did you know: Library of Congress is the second-largest library in the world by number of items (164 million+).  The LOC has over 118 million items on more than 500 miles of shelves.

Interesting treasures on display.

The Library of Congress is home to an eclectic collection, with books ranging in size from a tiny copy of “Ole King Cole” to a five-by-seven-foot photo book filled with color images of Bhutan. Some items, like a Gutenberg Bible and a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, feel right at home in the historic library. Others, like Rosa Parks’s peanut butter pancakes recipe, are a bit more unexpected. Additional noteworthy artifacts include Bob Hope’s joke collection, George Gershwin’s piano, and the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets the night he was shot.



Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540
     8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park was established by an act of Congress signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison on September 27, 1890. The main section of the park comprises 1754 acres. On the weekends the roads through the park are closed offering more paths for visitors to enjoy.

Things to do in the Park:

National zoo
Horse center
Pierce Mill
Golf and more

The park gained notoriety in 2001 with the disappearance of intern Chandra Levy.  She 24, was last seen in Washington on April 30, 2001 and her skeletal remains were found in the park May 2002.   See the timeline of events:

Support her cause for justice.

Chinatown Washington, D.C.

Chinatown is a small historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
The area was mostly populated by German immigrants however Chinese immigrants began migrating to the area in the 1930’s after being displaced from the original Chinatown along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Alleged member of Abraham Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Born Mary Jenkins in 1820 in Waterloo, Maryland. Mary Surratt has the dubious distinction of being the first woman executed by the U.S. government. She was hanged for treason in 1865.

According to Wiki:
After Lincoln was murdered, Surratt was arrested and put on trial the following month, along with the other conspirators. She was convicted primarily due to the testimonies of Lloyd, who said that she told him to have the “shooting irons” ready, and Louis J. Weichmann, who testified about Surratt’s relationships with Confederate groups and sympathizers. Five of the nine judges at her trial asked that Surratt be granted clemency by President Andrew Johnson because of her age and sex. Johnson did not grant her clemency, though accounts differ as to whether or not he received the clemency request. Surratt was hanged on July 7, 1865 and later buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery. She has since been portrayed in film, theater and television.

Read more about her story at:

Her house is now a restaurant pictured above.

Other popular attractions include:
Capital One Arena
National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington Convention Center
German cultural center Goethe-Institut
Marian Koshland Science Museum.

Best places to eat: