Friday Photo- Washington Monument

I took a nice therapeutic motorcycle ride in the early spring.  It was one of those days where I needed to reflect on a few things that were going on in my life.  I had no plan so I went to Sperryville, VA and drove up the Skyline Drive to Front Royal.  While I was in Front Royal, I simply went to a 7-11, broke out a book and sat there on my bike and read for an hour or two.  It was a relaxing day, time stood still for a bit and all my problems went away for a short time.  From Front Royal and I decided to ride into Washington, DC.  I have lived in the Washington, DC area for most of my life and have never rode my bike into the city for a quick solo tour of the Capital Mall area.  The sites were amazing.  I actually had the time to just relax, look and see them for myself. The weather was perfect and I was really able to appreciate everything that was put in front of me.  Understand that I work in DC so I’m usually stuck in traffic so this was just an amazing time for me.  Here is a shot of the Washington Monument while standing in front of the reflecting pool.  As a kid I remember the reflecting pool being extremely dirty and not very well maintained.  It was great to see that someone has taken the time to bring it back to life for everyone to enjoy.

This photo was taken 4.6.2014 with a Nokia Lumia 1520.


About Adventures in the Burbs (72 Articles)
I'm now considered a survivor. A survivor of what you may ask? For my entire life I have been a walking time bomb due to a visitor embedded in my brain called an AVM, or an Arteriovenous Malformation. I never actually knew I had it. My story of survival is so improbably and spectacular that it is worthy of an entire book in itself. I may have a post in here somewhere on my blog that covers it. In the end I’ve survived a brain hemorrhage, brain surgery and I’ve been left with Epilepsy and Left Side Neglect. Believe it or not, Left Side Neglect has been nothing less than a fascinating experience although I don’t recommend it for the feeble or weak minded. In the end that time bomb exploded yet I’m still here to put my adventures up on this blog and I will never let my survivor experience hold me back from life. Although I’m now considered a “Survivor”, throughout life I have been many things and it seems I have assumed many different identities along the way. For me life has been a zigzagging adventure woven with change and that change has always been good. I’m truly blessed as my life has been nothing short of amazing and my cup has always been overflowing even in the worst of times. I’ve had a good family, good friends, excellent mentors along the way and an amazing wife. Wonder if she will actually ever read this?? I’ve been a musician, a dishwasher, a pizza maker, a break-dancer, a skateboarder, a long haired metal head, a United States Marine, a husband, a father to many, a technologist, a college student, an adventure racer, a businessman, a manager, a leader, a crisis manager, a Harley Davidson enthusiast, a wannabe bourbon connoisseur, an amateur RV’er, an amateur blogger, an amateur writer, an amateur photographer, a thinker, a doer, a traveler, a wannabe digital nomad, an adventurer, and a remote worker. So as you can see I’ve maintained just a few identities….but what’s in an identity anyway. I know my identity as a “survivor” will not sum up my existence nor define me as a person. My name is Will and I am all of those identities listed above and then some. Hopefully you will join me on my journey. Do take Care, Will

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