A Little Getaway
November 1st, 2010

Did you miss me on Friday?  I meant to send you a  postcard, but I was afraid it wouldn’t get to you in time.  So I decided to just touch base when I got back.  You see, I was very busy at the end of last week. 

I was here…

The White House

And here…

The Capitol

And here…

Library of Congress

And here…

Lincoln Memorial

And here…

Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool

And here…

National Cathedral

And here…

Rally to Restore Sanity

And here…

Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian

And, of course, here…

Arlington National Cemetary

It was my first trip to Washington, DC, and the entire experience was amazing, overwhelming, moving, thought-provoking, touching, and altogether wonderful.  I’m still digesting the whole thing and will come back to you with more fully formed thoughts on Wednesday.  In the meantime I wanted to share a few of my photos with you.  You know, since I didn’t send a postcard. 

 Happy Monday everyone!

8 Responses to “A Little Getaway”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    What a fun trip to my hometown! DC has so much to offer, I’m glad you enjoyed it. And looks like the weather cooperated too!

  2. TheKitchenWitch Says:

    DC has so much going for it–looks like you made the most of your time! Love the shot of the memorial at sunset.

  3. Rachelle Says:

    I wish I would have known so we could have met up for coffee! It was a glorious weekend!!

  4. Gale Says:

    Rachelle – I totally forgot that you live there! I’m so sorry I didn’t think to give you a heads up. I promise to touch base with you before our next trip. I loved it so much that I know we’ll be back!

  5. Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities Says:

    Fantastic pics! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip.

  6. Jan Says:

    Wonderful pictures, Gale. Can’t wait to see more.

  7. Eva @ EvaEvolving Says:

    Oh, I LOVE DC! I’ve been itching to get back there for a long weekend, and I think your photos might have pushed me over the edge – in a good way. Can’t wait to hear about the rally.

    And finally, thank you for more pictures of YOU! I feel like I get to know you a little bit better with each new photo. (Does this make me superficial? I don’t think so, and that’s definitely not how I meant it!)

  8. Gale Says:

    Eva – Not superficial at all. There’s something about knowing a person that involves more than just their words. We communicate so much with our faces and bodies. We read each other’s smiles and frowns all the time. Knowing what someone looks like is a big part of knowing the whole person.