Afternoon Delight

By Lani Gering Afternoon Delight Things seem to be looking up a bit in National Harbor. Now that I don’t live there anymore, I look at it from a different perspective I guess. My afternoon trip (all four and a half miles of it) over the Woody Bridge from Old Town Alexandria to the Harbor […]

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello….

National Harbor By Lani Gering You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello…. It was with a very heavy heart that I had to move out of the condo in One National Harbor where I had resided for over 10 years. I loved that little place. The economics just weren’t there anymore with the loss of […]

Good News….Bad News

By Lani Gering Good News….Bad News I have had a plethora of people ask me what the status is of both the MGM Grand and the Gaylord National since the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 hullabaloo are being relaxed. I had great expectations that included both resorts being up and running in some sense and […]

We’re Baaacckk…..

By Lani Gering We’re Baaacckk….. …..or at least we are getting prepared to be back in business on some level this month. I am getting so tired of seemingly focusing on the sad and depressing part of our day-to-day these last two and a half months, I decided to let you all in on what […]

When the storm passes #wheelbewaiting

By Lani Gering As much as I have been trying to keep a “the glass is half full” attitude while this pandemic carries on, it is getting harder and harder to do. I keep telling myself that I live in a “resort” and that the “resort” is basically closed down! Without the Gaylord being operational […]

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…

National Harbor By Lani Gering A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words… The main photo accompanying this column pretty much says it all. It expresses many of our sentiments. While I am hoping that by the time you are reading this, things will have started heading back in the direction of some sort of normalcy […]

Springtime Is Around the Corner….

National Harbor By Lani Gering Springtime Is Around the Corner…. Springtime is just around the corner and you know what this means. Tourists – as well as we locals – will be clamouring and crowding into the area to witness the annual blooming of the cherry blossoms. The verdict is out on when the blooms […]

Experience the MGM Grand for Under a $100!

By Lani Gering Experience the MGM Grand for Under a $100! Well, it may be apparent that I was grasping at straws for some subject matter for this column this month. After having received nothing from the marketing and PR gurus for the Harbor regarding February happenings, I decided on taking a solo trip to […]


By Lani Gering Olli…Olli…Olli I finally took a ride on Olli – the Harbor’s self-driving, electric vehicle. Brought to life a few years ago by Local Motors, this little vehicle is finally coming to life here at National Harbor. It has been being tested in other urban areas as well and is still a work […]

World Cup Soccer in National Harbor?

World Cup Soccer In National Harbor? Well, sort of….the Harbor will host property-wide events celebrating the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This issue went to press several days before a media preview is being held but I have some good basic information I received from the Harbor Public Relations gurus. Don’t know what I would […]