Friday, May 12, 2023

Still Life with Robin: Something old, something new, something on the way, something too old to know how old, and something that changes every now and then

by Peggy Robin

Today, it's an odd mix of the old, the new, the so-new-it's-not-even-here-yet, the so-old-I-can't-even-guess-how-long-it's-been-here, and the has-been-around-for-a-while-but-with-lots-of-fun-changes-along-the-way. These are great DC sights/sites and I'll take them in order:

1. OLD....But Never Gets Old! Celebrate 30 years of our neighborhood's Tex-Mex treasure! 
"Never Gets Old: How Cactus Cantina Has Kept The Chips (And Salsa) Coming For Three Decades"
DCist has the full story of the 30 year anniversary of this venerable, beloved restaurant Wisconsin & Macomb St.

2. Newbies! And Cute! Baby ducklings follow Mama Duck into the State Department.
Love this pic on Twitter, posted by Overheard District  @OverheardWDC

3. On the way....we hope! Water Park & Spa coming to DC.
Another great piece of news reporting from DCist. First big hurdle is to find a place to put it. As DCist reported: "Bowser announced that D.C. would work with Therme, an Austria-based operator of well-being resorts, to identify a space somewhere in the city for what’s expected to be a facility ranging in size from 450,000 to 600,000 square feet. Described by Therme executive Omar Toro-Vaca as “an urban oasis housed in extraordinary architecture and beautiful surroundings,” the planned resort would include a spa, “next-generation waterpark,” and dining options."

4. It's Old...But How Old, I Couldn't Find Out!
This photo of an old tree at the National Arboretum was posted on Instagram by Sarah R. of SideHustlePhotos.
Check out the rest of her Instagram shots at  

5. And Reappearing in New Poses Every So Often -- It's the Barbies on Q Street!
I've saved the best for last. It's the Barbie Pond on Q Street - a tableau of artistically posed dolls and props - has been around since 2014 but the iconic dolls have recently taken up the hot new sport: It's Pickleball, of course! Stroll by 
Read more about the latest incarnation of the Barbie Pond on the Popville blog:  

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays. (Posted a day early, to get the jump on the weekend!)

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