Saturday, July 5, 2008
It's been almost a month since I've last posted. I have about 5 blogs in my head, complete with pictures. So there might be a deluge of posts in the next couple of day in order to catch up! Father's Day weekend my Uncle Ron and Grandpa were in Washington DC. My uncle won a trip for his company, Allstate. His wife was unable to come as she had just had their second son 2 weeks before the trip! So instead my grandpa got to come along. On Saturday morning we made the spur-of-the-moment decision to go visit them and spend the night. The smoke from the fire(s) in NC was particularly bad that morning so we were happy to get out of town! We ended up deciding to stay at a Holiday Inn downtown. (Which we ended up paying double for... still have to call them and get that mistake fixed!!!!)We ran into quite a bit of traffic on the way down. Then when we were 1 minute from our hotel we got lost. Needless to say it took a long hour to actually find our hotel and we now know DC a lot better! The Lord graciously allowed us to find a free parking spot really close to our hotel. (We had to reverse quickly down a very small street to get it, but that only added to our adventure!) We were really glad we were able to find parking, especially when we heard parking at the hotel was $28 a day! Once settled we walked a few blocks to my Uncle and Grandpa's hotel. My Uncle Ron accidentally dropped/destroyed his cell phone while trying to get us to our hotel room... so we were able to have a nice visit with my grandpa while we waited for him to find a T-Mobil shop to replace it! They had a dinner meeting that evening so Roderick and I went to the Smithsonian Natural History museum. We really enjoyed it! I especially enjoyed seeing all the amazing and gorgeous rocks God has created. I wasn't so much into the massive jewelry they made it into though. (Who actually wears that kind of stuff. I'd be afraid I'd fall over from all the extra weight or be mugged or something!) Then we went to a nice restaurant called Chef Geoff's. We had some extra money stashed away from our wedding and we decided to splurge. Roderick even got his favorite Rack of Lamb! The next day my Uncle Ron and Grandpa brought all their luggage to the airport early. My Uncle Ron is 6'11'' so he had to make sure he got an exit row seat! Then we had the rest of the day to explore! Unfortunately all the government buildings were closed since it was Sunday, but we still had fun exploring the town. We ended our time with a meal at the ESPN zone. I was the only girl in our group and I'm certain there was not a single word said other than to order the food and pray!!! = ) Here's a slide show of our fun trip. My Uncle Ron has some more pictures of all of us together. I'll post them when I get them!