"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere beyond the morning." - J.B. Priestly

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ian's trip with Grandma

The grandkids continue to get older each year (what's up with that?!) and pretty soon they won't be interested or available to do things with us.  With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to have a trip with each of them before they turn 13.  Ian and I went to Washington D.C. for a few days and really had a good time.  Together, we learned how to navigate the subway, and I learned that there is only so much sightseeing that a 13-year-old can handle.  Frequently, the free wifi at the hotel, coupled with candy bars and free time was the more attractive option.

Arrival in Washington - waiting for the train

Learning to be a spy
We took a bus tour of the city, visited Arlington National Cemetery (and the changing of the Guard), the Natural History museum, the International Spy museum, and saw parts of the Bureaus of Engraving.  We found a local pizza joint that we loved, and hit Legal Seafood for lobster.  As we were taking off to come home, out of the window of the plane we spotted the Pentagon and Ian was able to grab a quick shot with his phone.

Defusing a bomb at the Spy Museum
Really fun trip!
Lunch at our favorite pizza place
Ian was a master at the subway

Lovin' that down time and free Wifi

Lobster at Legal Seafood

A visit to the White House

Great shot of the Pentagon from the plane

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What a Klutz!

Enjoying a lovely evening at the cottage.  Nice weather, big bonfire, game on the radio.  Wearing flip flops and trying to carry many things at once into the cottage -- caught the bottom of my flip flop on one of the steps and, because my arms were full, couldn't catch myself when I fell.  Result:  my forearm got the brunt of it directly on one of the steps.  Fairly impressive lump and bruising.