We decided two weeks before we even went on vacation that we would cut it a little short and have a "stay-cation" for the rest of our time. That time began today and it is good!
Before I get ahead of myself, we had a great time in all the places we visited.
D.C. was sooooooooo hot! The temperatures were in the mid 90's along with humidity. As you all may well know, when you visit our nation's capitol, you walk to see all the monuments, museums, and all that good stuff.
We started our day at Arlington~ a place of honor, commitment, and sacrifice.
I love to go there and appreciate what's been done for me.
It's a beautiful place.
We then went to see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Veteran wall, the WW II Memorial, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
We did all of that in one day!
After D.C., we stopped in Baltimore to see our friends, Debbie, Jaden, Kyla, and their dog, Gracie. Can you believe we met them on the Mediterranean cruise we took last summer? See this post and this one, too, for cruise photos. We spent a lot of time on the cruise getting to know each other and Deb invited us to visit them some time. I love it how God brings people together in unexpected ways. We had so much fun with their family.
After Baltimore, we headed north to New Jersey.
We spent 3 days there and kept busy the entire time. We did almost all of the things I listed on my last post that we wanted to do. Photos soon to follow! :-)
Now, back to our stay-cation. I love to use that silly word. It works. Staying home and enjoying what's here while relaxing and possibly getting a million things done, too.
For example, my husband put trim on the chicken coop he and Austin built, they also mowed the lawn. Industrious hubs cleaned out the garage, built the basketball hoop thing that is now in the attached garage, and vacuumed the pool. He also went for a swim twice, and watched a movie with us. We are in the middle of, "The Miracle Worker." Such a nice family film.
I, on the other hand, did laundry, emptied my suitcase, did a mini project, went to the pharmacy to pick up my thyroid medicine, stopped at Goodwill and found the cutest dress, went to see my friend, Christine, briefly, stopped at a garage sale, cooked dinner, went swimming with the family, and then watched the movie, too.
See what I mean? Everyone is happy to be home and we are still on vacation.
Hope you have had a great Friday.