Well, September has flown by in a whirlwind of classes, grading, grant proposals, article revisions, conference planning (two conferences, to which everyone is invited: the Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies and DC Co-op Day), and so on. A couple of weeks ago, I had my urban sociology students go independently on a tour of SW DC, following the great Southwest Heritage Trail brochure put together by Cultural Tourism DC. On their blogs and in class discussion, the students reported on their visit to SW and on another visit to a neighborhood of their choice in DC. It is so much fun to hear about their experiences and thoughts about the District. And, of course, the professor also had to go on the tour. I went the morning before class, and here are some photos I took. I wish that I had made a video with music and special effects like some of my students did!