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Day 269: Bethesda Row Fountain to Re-open

Bethesda Row Fountain

On Saturday October 1 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Häagen-Dazs and My Eye Dr. are sponsoring an Ice Cream Social to commemorate the re-opening of the Bethesda Row Fountain located in front of Barnes & Noble.  Häagen-Dazs will be offering free ice cream samples and My Eye Dr. will be giving away free sunglasses for children and offering discounts at their new store nearby.

For many months we have been strolling past the large wooden enclosure in front of Barnes & Noble curiously awaiting the new fountain.  Originally scheduled to re-open this past summer, construction was delayed by a change in plans regarding the huge water tank that holds the fountain’s water beneath the fountain.  While we waited I enjoyed some of the artwork that was on the construction wall including this phrase that got me to thinking, “The Earth is a closed system, so the amount of moisture on our planet has not changed.  The water you drink today is the same water the dinosaurs drank millions of years ago.”  I never thought about water in that way and now it seems every time I drink some I can’t help but think about sharing a drink with a T-Rex! ~ Brian

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