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Local Spots: Jones Point

I went for a bike ride today. It was just too beautiful outside not to. I decided to park my car at Jones Point park because I wanted to ride the Mount Vernon Trail. Since Jones Point is the closest parking spot on the trail for me, there’s lots of parking and the best bathrooms on the trail (with the exception of Mount Vernon estate). In addition to being a great place to start a ride, Jones Point has a cute little lighthouse, some picnic tables, great views of National Harbor and of DC from downriver.

As I was riding on this beautiful day it occurred to me that a little more than a year ago I was there for a much different reason and took some beautiful portraits. My little brother and his fiancee came to DC in order for me to take some engagement pictures for them. I think this is my favorite one (taken at a building beside the lighthouse).

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Two Years Ago: Once in a Lifetime Memories

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Two years ago this weekHarpa Reflected, I hopped on a plane to visit two countries I’d never seen, for a historic anniversary (the 70th anniversary of D-Day). The trip was incredible, despite so much that went wrong.

I flew to Iceland first, desperate to see the strange and wild land on my way to France. I had an incredible first day there in spite of the cold rain that fell most of the day. I walked around Reykjavik, took shelter in Harpa, went horseback riding through lava fields (in the rain), intrigued a cat wandering the harbor and ate.

My second day in Reykjavik couldn’t have been more different, as I’ve explained before. A horrible sickness took hold ruining my day and keeping me in Iceland an extra 24 hours.

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