It’s been awhile since we took a look at other blogs in the area (too focused on our own Web site, Twitter and Facebook feeds?). Let’s catch up.

Arlington wins the gold level for walkability from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Beyond DC reports.We really like the Beyond DC maps (like this one from last week on the city topography or the simplified MetroBus routes) and features -- in the left navigation-- too.

Nice shot of pear blossoms on red brick over at Borderstan by ok-oyot.

Wondering where you can wear that hat you bought especially for the Royal Wedding last week? FrenchTwistDC offers some possibilities for this week.

Mother’s Day is coming up fast (you remembered, didn’t you?). The Smithsonian has lots of ideas if you want to take Mom out for the day.