I took a break from novel revisions, parenting and pet care to spend a glorious long weekend in D.C. with Hubby.
And we walked and walked. And walked! And saw amazing things.
The White House (from really far away because of security fences)
We were humbled by the WWII Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Then we strolled through a park with a pond full of ducks.
But most of the ducks had their heads in the waters, so it was actually a pond full of . . .
As if that weren’t funny enough, when we reached the
They provided lots of laughs and candy for nearby children.
We explored a few Smithsonian museums and saw the Hope Diamond, Archie Bunker’s chair, one of the first airplanes, an incredible nature photography exhibit and so much more all for free.
The man who started all of this, James Smithson, had never set foot in the
The next day, it was off to the National Zoo where I saw . . .
And pandas, iguanas, an octopus, lions, a baby hippo and a tarantula so large it eats small birds.
And butterfly butts! (Okay, I don’t think butterflies have butts.)
Before we knew it, we were enjoying our last meal in
It turns out that a Supreme Court associate justice shared our plane from D. C. to
You sure squeezed a lot into a few days! I think you pretty well covered the duck butt situation, but you'll have to tell me more about the carousel... when I was little we lived outside D.C. and I used to love to ride the antique carousel at Great Falls Park. I've always wondered what happened to it... maybe you found it for me!!!
wow, awesome pics, especially the duck butts, thats a great pic. you sure did lots of interesting things. glad u were able to get away!!! guess who :-)
I loved your DC travelogue - the photos were beautiful and the comments, especially butt and snake were hilarious!
Nothing like getting away with hubby! Great Pictures.
Sounds like a great trip!
Who was the Justice you shared the plane with? Clarence Thomas?
Yes, indeedy. It was Clarence Thomas. I didn't recognize him because he's become so much grayer than all his pictures, but my hubby pegged him right away.
Debby -- congrats on finishing that 4th fowl book. Can't wait to read them. They sound HILARIOUS!!!
pizzaria paradiso...my favorite! yum. I love the panzanella (bread salad).
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