Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Long time no post

Sorry for the down time. My apologies for not keeping things fresh for y'all. Last week I just didn't have anything to say. Then I went out of town for the weekend and was still recovering from the exhaustion on Monday. Tuesday night was knitting. And tonight I had to run to the store because my hair dryer decided to stop working. Plus I had to be home by 7 to sign my apartment lease renewal and meet my dad. Whew!

I was in Washington, DC on Saturday and Sunday. My dear friend Nicole, who is still a teacher back in California, was helping to chaperone her school's Spring Break field trip to our nation's capital. I was a super lucky duck in that I got to ride on the bus with them and see the sights. You can see the best of my photos in my Flickr album, but here's a little collage:

Everything worked out great logistically. Their hotel was in Springfield, VA, which happens to have a Metro station with free parking on weekends. The Metro rocks.

It rained on Saturday and was cold and gloomy, but I was so excited to be with my friend that it didn't matter that much. Sunday was glorious, which made for killer photos. The drive up there Saturday AM took about 5 hours, while the drive back Sunday night took about 4.5. My car was running hot the whole time, so luckily it was cool enough that having the heater on was acceptable, and even welcome. But this weekend it's supposed to be 90 and I need to get this problem taken care of so that I can use my A/C with peace of mind.

One of the coolest things about the trip to DC was that they have Trader Joe's there and I was able to stock up on some of my favorite things. I also got some vittles for the folks, who are likewise missing TJ's. They really need to build a TJ's here. It would do a booming business.

The rest of the week is going to be busy, but hopefully this weekend I'll be able to take a breath and relax, and post some more.


  1. Stunningly beautiful pictures! Can't wait until the time comes and I can go to our Nation's Capital.

  2. It was so incredible to see you in D.C. Melissa. I wish that you could have stayed the whole time. We had an awesome time during the rest of the trip, just a couple of home-sick kids and minor illnesses. The kids and adults alike were truly exhausted by the time we got back. According to my handy dandy pedometer we walked 28 miles on our trip....WOW! Talk to you soon.