Okay, so I know I disappeared, but lack of internet connection made the D.C. trip cut me off from cyberspace. Don’t fear, I’m back and ready to recap my week!
Tuesday, Bryan and I drove up to D.C. We only got lost once, and it was near(ish) Charlotte, so it was really rather pathetic. I took my signature “Bryan getting gas” picture, which I take on all of our road trips, and I got a crown from Burger King. Successful journey.
When we got to D.C., we went out to dinner with Bryan’s dad and his girlfriend Lisa. After that, we walked down to the Potomac River. When the walk was done, Bryan and I were pooped, and sleeping commenced.
Wednesday was by far the highlight of the trip for me. On this rainy day, we went to the Newseum. We spent somewhere between four and six hours there, and I’m still not even sure we saw everything. It was amazing. They’ve got plenty of interesting exhibits, and even the tiles in the bathroom had quotes from newspapers on them. I really don’t know how to describe it other than amazing.
We were at the museum until about 15 minutes before it closed, and so we walked down Pennsylvania Ave. to look at the National Christmas tree, strategically located right in front of the White House. I’d just like to point out that the National Christmas tree was shaped funny, and the National Menorah was not lit, despite the fact that Wednesday was part of Hanukkah (which I will talk more of later).
Thursday, Bryan, his dad, Lisa, Lisa’s daughter Lauren, and I went to Mount Vernon and spent the day there, and then went to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, which was so tall. We ended up getting to go all the way to the top in a tour, and the view was intense.
Today, Bryan and I drove home, and now I am relaxing with darling Pongo, who missed me dearly.
Back to Hanukkah, I was planning on doing an “Eight Nights of Hanukkah” song, since there is the 12 Days of Christmas song. Each day, I was originally planning on adding something, but I guess I’ll just do Wednesday through today right now, and pick it back up tomorrow.
Sung to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”
On the first night of Hanukkah, my true love suggested to me ‘View the National Menorah.’
On the second night of Hanukkah, my true love suggested to me ‘Look at a Masonic Menorah.’
On the third night of Hanukkah, my true love suggested to me ‘Watch a Hanukkah themed episode of Sesame Street.’
Tomorrow I’ll post again about what my true love suggested I do on Hanukkah. In the meantime, L’Chaim!