Oh Sweetnickers, what a whirlwind weekend it was. Friday afternoon, we headed far South to visit a friend, Chris, in Virginia. Since he lives so close to Washington DC, it was a chance for us to see all the sights. And see them we did. I don’t think we could have crammed more into our weekend if we tried. We walked for miles and miles and miles, and I’m amazed that Madeline’s little legs carried her as far as they did. She was quite the trooper, along with her brother, and everyone will be recuperating this week for sure.
In our journey, we managed to cross four states off our list, as we ventured through Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and DC. It was our first time in DC, and it was fun taking it all in with the littles. Hopefully my poor friend Chris survived our visit!
This was my first road trip with the kids on my own beyond just the shore. Although we have traveled before since The Ex and I divorced, it was always with another family or two. Believe me when I tell you, it was a proud moment for me. Just getting to DC and back without getting lost makes me burst with pride, but doing it on my own is an accomplishment. I never want my being single to stop us from any adventures, and this was a good testament to that. Considering just going to the grocery store is sometimes an adventure on its own, this was way beyond that. We survived, had fun and have some 500 pictures to prove it.
Whittled it down to just 42 for the weekend recap, trying to spare you! The rest will be broken out into separate posts over the coming weeks. Hope your weekend was filled with just as much awesomeness!
I love, love, love that Michelle Obama put in a “White House kitchen vegetable garden,” however I think if its proximity to the actual White House was a little closer, it would be way more believable.
I told Nick that I had to go all the way to Atlanta to learn how to “squish” things in photos. He didn’t think it was funny, but it’s the truth, ’cause my friend Dresden was the one who taught me how to do it, and I learned it from her when we met at the Coca-Cola Living Positively conference.
Nick’s highlights from the weekend were a spontaneous visit to a skateboard park (more coming in separate post), seeing the monuments and there was one more thing that I have already forgotten and he’s fast asleep. Need to remember to ask tomorrow. Madeline’s were “the waterfall” (referring to the three bodies of water she found and proceeded to dunk herself in), the trolley ride last night and meeting Chris’ dog. A friend just came back from a 12-day trip to Alaska. When I asked her son what his favorite part of the trip was, it was the scrambled eggs they had at the Hilton Garden Inn. A chain hotel we also happen to have five minutes away from the house. That just goes to show you … it matters not what’s on your travel or vacation schedule, kids will have fun no matter where you go, what you plan or what you do.
Happy week, folks!