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Monday, April 10, 2006

Catching up

Wow! Time goes by so fast. It's been a week since my last post and that one shouldn't even really count! I've been buried at work and it doesn't seem to want to end. Lots of sick people, not enough nurses and unsympathetic (both to the patients AND the nurses) doctors add up to a lot of mayhem and misery! YUCK!

Luckily though, we had a FABULOUS weekend. DH, DS and I went to see the Tribe at the home opener. We played a fabulous game (we even had a GRAND SLAM) and won quite handily! Woo Hoo! GO TRIBE!

OK, so from there we drove straight to Breezewood, PA and stayed there for the night. On Saturday morning we went on to D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I have looked forward to going to see this for years. YEARS people! I'm talking for at least 14 years. So. . . . . What happened you might ask? Cold, rain and wind, that's what was happening. YUCK! I was so dissapointed b/c as we drove, I could see all the barren branches of hundreds of cherry trees. ARGH!

I must say I was being a bit of a brat, very sarcastic and quite a bit whiny (shhh don't tell DH that I've admitted that). DH kept a stiff upper lip and did his best to make me feel MY best. We went on the U.S.S. Barry and walked in the U.S. Navy Museum. We had never done either. VERY cool!

Here are DH and DS at the helm. This was DH's favorite part of being aboard.

Here is another bridge picture. Honestly, DH was just like a little kid up there. I enjoyed watching the 2 of them but mostly DH!

Here is the little man at his favorite post on the ship. The sonar room. He was enthralled by all the maps and graphs and sonar screens. Glad he enjoyed himself. I on the other hand enjoyed another portion of the ship. Actually 2 portions. Any guess as to what they may be????? The sleeping quarters and the sick bay.
It amazes me the sacrifices that the members of the armed forces go through to protect the freedom which we so often take for granted. AND, the sick bay, well, that was just my sick sense of nursing curiosity at it's best. ;->

The rest of the evening was spent driving around the city. We shopped in Georgetown for a bit (Stitch DC). Tee hee! and went to dinner here. The food was good and I relaxed after a margarita! HaHa!

Sunday was a gorgeous day. We walked around the city, saw the few blossoms left after the storm and then we saw the FDR monument which we had never visited. The great thing is that the way the monument is built, it protected quite a few of the trees and I saw some beautiful blossoms like:

I felt much better about the trip once I got to see a few trees covered in blossoms and I was anxiously awaiting the "meeting on the mall" that Lolly had organized. It was fabulous to get to meet some of my blog friends and other bloggers that I have read about. It was a gorgeous day and although I couldn't stay long (we had to drive back to OH that evening) I enjoyed the few moments that I got with the ladies. Here are a few pix to add to the one's Lolly already posted:
Lolly and I on the grounds at the base of the Washington Monument.
And here is the whole group that I got to meet:
Tee hee!!! Thank you ladies for a great afternoon! It was a pleasure taking a few moments out to sit and knit and enjoy the great company. Knitting amongst a group that appreciates it as much as I do just adds to my overall enjoyment of the process and for that, I thank each of you!

I will know leave you with (more - oops) gratuitous pix of our weekend including some Yellow & Orange Project Spectrum inspired shots!


At 7:55 AM , Blogger amylovie said...

It looks like you made the most out of your rainy weekend. You got to spend some quality time with your guys and meet Lolly. Definitely a great weekend.


At 9:18 AM , Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

I'm glad you got to see a few cherry blossoms, at least. Getting together looks like it was fun. Yes, I will be in Cleveland sometime in the spring or summer. We haven't set the date yet. I'll let you know.

At 4:44 PM , Blogger Sourire11 said...

DC is one of my fav. places to visit! It looks like you had a really nice timeā€¦despite the rain! and how cool is it that you got to meet up with other knit bloggers!

At 9:36 PM , Blogger Lolly said...

Jannett, I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to meet you!! I was so thrilled that you happened to be in town the same weekend. What a lovely coincidence! You are just as kind and beautiful in real life ;) Thank you so much for coming!!

Great pictures!!

Best wishes, and a big hug,

At 12:08 PM , Blogger Cathi said...

I'm so sorry that the festival wasn't what you had anticipated, but that just means an excuse to get back down there, right?

So cool that you got to do a bunch of sightseeing, and do a knit meetup at the Mall! Awesome.

At 12:36 PM , Blogger Suzie said...

Glad you got to see blossoms before you left town! I love DC, we try to get out there a couple of times a year to see hubby's family.

At 11:16 AM , Blogger Abi said...

That sick bay looked pretty posh compared with the "sick cart" on the U.S.S. Davis -- it looked like a glorified crash cart with a fold-out cot that was tied to the wall in a widened section of a passageway... Different style of medicine, shall we say?


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