Arts and Culture 2017

Louvre and travel

Last year I really wanted to make arts and culture a priority in my schedule. So I made a goal of doing something at least once a month and I kept a list of what I did. (I love list-making.) I know we’re well into 2018, but I just came across my list while organizing and the memories made me smile.

Here’s my list:

January: January was cold, dark and dreary, but I entertained myself by watching almost all of Rick Steves’ travel documentaries and day-dreaming of warmer weather.

February: My husband and I jetted off to Paris for a week so we took advantage of everything the City of Light had to offer.

March: Hillwood Mansion and Museum – Washington, D.C.

April: U. S. Army War College Library and Archives – Carlisle, PA

May: The Walters Art Museum – Baltimore, MD

June: Maryland Lavender Festival

July: National Museum of American History – Washington, D.C.

August: I watched several operas on YouTube

September: Visited Eastern Market – Washington, D.C.

October: National Gallery of Art and Hillwood Mansion and Museum – Washington, D.C.

November: November was busy and super fun! I went to the Library of Congress, Trabant Parade at the Spy Museum and visited various museums in London, UK. I also saw the The Mousetrap in London.

December: I explored the sights and sites of Israel and then paid another visit to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


All in all, it was a productive and fulfilling year. I was really lucky that I visited Paris, London and the Holy Land within one year.

Do you keep lists too?

xoxo Jane

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