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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Not Just for Valentine's

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 !

18 comments:

Sandra said...

bob would love those planes. and it looks like the weather was perfect in DC..

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Oh Denise and her hubs aren't they lovely people ? I follower their blog as well . I am so glad you guys had a great time . Thanks for sharing . I think I sent you birthday wishes if not then Happy Belated Birthday my friend ! Have a good day !

Debby said...

Happy Birthday.....50 right.
Glad to see you out and having fun.

Lois Evensen said...

How fun! Happy Birthday! :)

Anvilcloud said...

I understand that Washington is a great place to visit.

Montanagirl said...

My husband has an airplane, so he would enjoy seeing those planes! It sounds like you had a fun visit.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! The city looks appealing, and those museum interiors really draw me in.

A Quiet Corner said...

Good for you...it looks like you had a great time!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely post and your photos are a great reminder of the fun time we had. We look forward to more get-togethers in the future, be it through FaceTime or on our road trips. Have a wonderful week Dorothy and Pat, it sure was great to meet you in person :)

diane b said...

I bet you enjoyed their company. We also met them back in 2011 and they were the best hosts and tour guides. You are right about needing weeks to see all the museums.

Claire M. King said...

Very nice blog. Blogger friends are the best! kden and I have each traveled half way across WA state to meet...two summers in a row. We spend the time eating lunch and chatting for hours and going for walks. Her blog is "Feel Like Complaining."
Glad you had a nice trip!

Claire M. King said...

Very nice blog. Blogger friends are the best! kden and I have each traveled half way across WA state to meet...two summers in a row. We spend the time eating lunch and chatting for hours and going for walks. Her blog is "Feel Like Complaining."
Glad you had a nice trip!

gigihawaii said...

Aloha from Hawaii! Thanks for your visit to my blog. And, yes, Denise and Gregg are lovely people. We met them in Washington, DC, for lunch last August. You have a very nice blog and I have included it in my blog roll.

Daisy said...

Great pictures! How lovely to get to spend time with friends!

Cezar and Léia said...

How wonderful, lucky friends!
Léia

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

wonderful way to celebrate. I have never met any fellow bloggers in person on our travels. Would love to sometime, esp. U 2

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos of you all, would love to meet Denise as well.

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