Sunday, April 17, 2011

out and about....

Warning: This post has a lot of pictures!! :)

We had family come for a visit this week and wowsers, did we take them on a sightseeing whirlwind while they were here! Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the best, but we pressed on and did the best we could! We all had a fun time and when we weren't driving to all these destinations, we were home playing games and laughing at memories from the past.

Our first stop...Washington DC. Here is the Capitol Building (the day after the budget crisis...looked pretty quiet that day!)

Jefferson Memorial...
We were just at the tail end of the cherry blossom season....
There were a few lingering blooms....
Washington monument...
Aunt Sue's brother died in Vietnam, this was her first time seeing the memorial....

None of us expected the emotions that came after seeing his name on the wall. Michael James Mooney...he was 18 years old.
Lincoln Memorial... unbeknownst to us, President Obama had been here just an hour or so before we arrived (speaking about the budget agreement).
On the steps of the memorial...Travis, Tammy and Cheryl (Travis' cousins) and their mom, Sue.
The White House....
The next day was Philadelphia....

Independence Hall (under construction)...
Day three....the beaches of Cape Henlopen and Rehobeth, Delaware. It was a gorgeous day that day...
Day 4, NYC! The Statue of Liberty (maybe you can see how cold and WET we were!!)....
And "Wicked" on Broadway!!
a little time in Times Square.....
And of course a tour of the base, with a C-5 flyover timed just perfectly....
The sun is shining in these pictures, but don't let that fool you...it was windy and COLD!
We also took a trip to the Lancaster area, but it was raining so hard, I didn't get many pictures at all. Tammy is also a quilter, so you can bet we made time for a couple Amish quilt stores!! I found a few more fabrics for a project I plan to start soon....

All in all, it was a fun visit...I hope they enjoyed all the sights and experiences! They left to go home yesterday and Travis and I came home from dropping them at the airport and took a nice long nap on the couch. :)

Happy Quilting!!

7 comments:

  1. Looks as if you all had a wonderful time!

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  2. Wonderful sightseeing trip! I think you covered just about everything. I just love Washington DC no matter what the weather is like. The scale of the Mall is just incredible.

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  3. This is what my hubby and I wanted to do for our anniversary last month, but we decided that the weather was just too cold! So we are saving it until warmer weather. Love the new fabrics for the new project.

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  4. Great pics Michelle! So sorry the weather was not the best for the family's visit though! Seems like you all had a great time regardless of the weather ;)

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  5. How close are you to Washington DC?

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  6. Wonderful photo tour, you covered a lot of miles!

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  7. That looks like an awesome trip, Michelle. I'm glad you had fun! :)

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