At the Washington Monument
At the Lincoln Memorial
In DC with Em!
Today is a super easy one. I am so thankful to be in DC spending time with Emily! I had an unexpected chance to come down for a long weekend. I flew in early this morning and I fly out late Sunday night so I am getting a lot of bang for my two nights. Plus it is daylight savings weekend! Emily went to college near home and then took a job in Vermont for a couple of years so it was a bit of a shock when she moved to DC last year. (Actually it wasn't but it certainly was something I needed to adjust to.) But I am fortunate that it is a city I can get to fairly easily and quickly. Planned right it also isn't too expensive! So here I am all smiles waiting for her to get our of work. I have already been to the American History Museum today and out to lunch with Emily. We ate at Sweet Greens, the best salad place ever.
Em rocks the boot. If I couldn't see that she was
wearing one I wouldn't believe it because
even with the boot on she is fast!
An awesome salad from Sweet Greens
I am actually quite pleased Emily lives here. She and the city seem to suit each other - plus what a place to visit! Not too hard to take! I have never lived in a big city and there is certainly a part of me that regrets that. Whenever I visit NYC I am so invigorated and juiced. I don't know why I don't go more often! Central Park thrills me but I won't be moving to NYC anytime soon. I have become quite used to my beloved VT and the benefits of country living. Plus my hubby would NEVER move to a city. The good thing is we both love Vermont, all four seasons and have no desire to retire south. It is a pretty important thing to agree on!
DC is a great city without the tall buildings and with plenty of it's own open spaces. I love love love it here. There is so much to do and see and it is just an inspiring place to be.
Now as I said I never lived in a city. So when I get myself around on the Metro and find where I need to be I am quite proud of myself. "Do I need to meet you at the airport?" "No, I will be fine. I'll take the Metro." And I was! After I left stuff off at Emily's place we had a quick breakfast and she headed to work. I tried to get into the Bureau of Engraving and Printing but even in November it is impossible! So I went to the American History Museum deciding ahead of time to just do a few exhibits. I went to America At War and only went to the Vietnam part. Then I went to the Presidents exhibit and the First Ladies. I also went by the pop culture stuff. Who can resist seeing Kermit and the ruby slippers?
When Emily got out of work we walked on the Mall, something I never get tired of. We took a detour home to go to Trader Joes which I have never been to.
At the Washington Monument