Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fun Shots on Last Day and Evening in D.C.

Some fun photos on our last day in D.C.

A metal tree!!  This is SO COOL!!! 

Isabel and Stripes.  What is it about stuffed animals and kids? She has tons of them, but when she saw this at Barnes and Noble on the second day of our trip, she fell wildly in love with him.  So - naturally - Gummy just had to get him for her!  She carried him every day and surprisingly did not lose him!

Sweet little faces!! 
Isabel and Twins!  Sherry and I got our blouses and hats at a fantastic sale Coldwater Creek was having in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The rest of the outfits matching were just coincidental!  Isabel kept saying she wanted to be our twin too, but when she heard she had to be 51 years old first, it suddenly didn't sound so great to her! 
Isabel took this photo and I thought it turned out pretty cool!  Besides, we two Sisters are quite unique! Sometimes we're down right extraordinary!! And always  we have F.U.N.!!! Sisters Rule!!!
The fountain where these photos was taken sits in front of the American History Museum 
On our last evening, we traveled to Old Town Alexandria.  It was late and most of the shops were closed, which is just as well considering how much I'd already spent!!  We walked up and down the streets (closed to traffic, if I remember correctly), trying to figure out where to eat.  Then Sherry said we should let Isabel choose the place this time.  Great idea! 

"Isabel - where do you want to eat?     The Fish Market Restaurant!"    Okay....let's go back there and eat."

So back we go and awhile later, after being seated......

"Isabel, why did you want to eat here?  Because it has cheeseburgers on the menu outside!" 

Need I say more?  Actually, it was a wonderful restaurant, with the best crab cakes I've ever eaten!  And I ordered a Sangria that came in a glass the size of a small swimming pool!  Oh well, that didn't stop me either.  It was fantastic!  And the building, although you can't tell it from the front shown in the picture above, actually dates back to the Revolutionary War!  A definite revisit is warranted!! 
And then for dessert!  Isabel is seated on a wooden cow bench while we order Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream!!!  Sad, it's true, but somebody had to do it!  Until then, I'd only had Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream from the grocery store freezer section!  In case you were's FABULOUS!!! 
Isabel sitting for her first portrait!  No Laura - you CANNOT have it!!! 
While Joe stayed with Isabel, Sherry and I strolled along the pier, sat for awhile looking at the beautiful sunset and taking this photo.  In World War II, this building was used as a torpedo factory!  Now it's used by artists to display and sell their art, give classes, etc.  A fitting twist of fate, wouldn't you say?
Joe took this photo in the car while driving us out of Old Town Alexandria!  We couldn't stop because cars were behind us and it was too late to turn around without some difficulty.  When I return (not "if" but "when"), I'll get a better photo!  This is the oldest Masonic Lodge in the United States!! It dates back to the 1700's.  Nigel is a Mason and I knew he'd enjoy seeing the building!

That's it for now!  I think I have one more blog post left in me for tonight, which should see the end of our D.C. trip.  Take care and have a lovely Labor Day Weekend! Jan

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