Friday, March 28, 2008

Greetings from Washington DC

Written earlier this week, obviously; will be back for an update :-)

Hey kids~ I have a couple munutes to check in & hit the highlights.

Flight- Long, 5 hour delay in Detroit, but slept thru most of it.

What was left of Saturday- rainy- was the Zoo (so-so) & searching out the hotel (nice- Sheraton at cheap-o price :-)

Sunday- clear & cold- Easter Services at the National Cathedral (awe inspiring) & exploring Mt Vernon (beautiful)

Monday- overcast- Arlington National Cemetary (sobering & reverent) Library of Congress (beautiful artwork & BOOKS!) & the National Archives ( all the Charters of Freedom & the Magna Carta as a bonus)

Today- clear & comfotable- off early to try for Washington Monument Tickets; tripped & did a 3-point landing outside the Metro. Dislocated my elbow & jarred every cell in my body, but popped it back in place & soldiered on. WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean & Vietnam War Memorials (Freedon is never Free) & then the Natural History Museum (saw the Hope Diamond- yum- but the place was a zoo!)

I'm now resting with some ice while the guys explore the underground mall; hoping to go by the Jefferson Monument & the White House after dark if my arm feels good enough to drive.

Time is up- blessings to all- talk to you soon.


suzee said...

Egad! So scary about your shoulder - I hope it's better quick!

Hey, I stayed at the Sheraton on top of the mall last time I was in DC, too! Nice digs!

Sounds like such a lovely trip, all the highlights. Do see Ford's Theatre if you can - it really brings that big of history to life. And the memorials are wonderful.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Meg!
That's such a great place to visit - so much to do! My boys loved it when they were young. Sounds like you had a great time & hope your elbow is better!

Enjoy your day!

Dana said...

Ouch! I hope that didn't put a damper on the fun!!!

I lived in Detroit for a year. 5 hours is way too long to have to be there...