It's lucky for me that my birthday and Hearts (aka Valentine's) Day happen in the same month. Although Grenville and I do not celebrate with candy, flowers, jewelry, or other "giftie" items, we DO enjoy road trips, short or long.
And, since this was a milestone birthday for me, we combined these two celebrations with a short trip to Springfield, VA to visit long-time friends Barb and John, my cousin and his wife, John and Sherry and a first-time meeting with blogger friends Denise (An English Girl Rambles) and husband Gregg.
Our original meet date of Feb 13 was cancelled because of the snowstorm that impacted the east coast. Instead, we "met" by way of a very long (and fun) video chat between our hotel room and their home that day. We postponed an in-person meeting until the next day, which was Hearts Day.
Denise and Gregg graciously met us at our hotel and suggested a drive to Washington, DC. Unlike the 24 hours before, the weather was all blue skies and sunshine. We had a wonderful time chatting and briefly touring some of the Smithsonian museums.
As anyone who has ever visited DC knows, it's impossible to see everything in a single day, much less a few hours. We had a great time chatting and exploring.
Thanks to our very gracious hosts, Denise and Gregg for a wonderful visit. We had a GREAT time and once again — blogger friends are the BEST !