Monday, July 12, 2010

what's up the pike: belated blogiversary

Music Man, Fenton & Ellsworth
On June 26, 2006, I started Just Up The Pike after an unusually difficult bus ride to work. How could I forget our fourth anniversary? Because I'm busy planning a going-away party. Stay tuned for your invitation, but in the meantime:

- After four years in captivity, the inflatable shark Chompy has returned to One Discovery Place to mark the return of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which starts August 1. Pictures and more from A Parent in Silver Spring and the Singular.

- Dayton, Ohio discovers downtown Silver Spring and wonders if it's an example for their own beleaguered city. Unfortunately, they discovered us on the day former governor Bobby Haircut came by to do some clandestine campaigning.

- Montgomery County planning director Rollin Stanley has a new blog featuring his thoughts on "community planning, urban design, environmental and transportation issues." Check out his breakdowns of great urban parks in Paris vs. Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring.

- The Happy Cloud Moments blog, written by a woman from Germantown, reviews dim sum at the recently-opened Asian Delight in White Oak and is very impressed.

- Reader and friend of JUTP Dave Dildine sends us this surprisingly dirty ad for Westwood Gardens, a condo conversion in Wheaton.

1 comment:

Cyndy said...

Happy belated Blogiversary!
And thanks for posting about the Asian Delight - it inspired me to go have dim sum there today for lunch, and it was a delightful experience in every way.