October 02, 2007

Washington weekend and and Outer bank's Vacation!

We had such a great time in Washington this past weekend. It was great to see my children, and how happy they both are at college. My daughter and I had a fun afternoon on Saturday. We took a little trip to a yarn shop that I had found out about in Bethesda, Maryland. So we went exploring there and found a farmer's market in progress, ton of great shopping and the nicest LYS. It is fun to shop at the yarn store with my middle daughter. She can always find the best yarn and the coolest projects for me to make for her! I love to knit for both my daughters and they do enjoy wearing my creations. After exploring the shop and around town we decided to have a pedicure and manicure which we enjoyed enormously.

We meet back up with husband and son to get ready for a lovely dinner out at The Dubliner in D.C. near the Capital building. It was a most pleasant evening so we sat outside and dined al fresco. We all enjoyed our dinner and headed back to the hotel. The next day we had a delicious breakfast at the cafe, Bread and Chocolate, near the eastern Market. Afterwards we shopped for essentials for son and daughter to make it through until our next visit. And of course on our drive home we stopped for dinner at our favorite on the road place, the Cracker Barrel! Hew-Haw! Fun time had by all. I want to say farewell for a week as we are headed out on Sunday to the Outer Banks for a week of golfing, lounging in the hot tub, and exchanging gossip with my sisters. We are all meeting there to hang out together for the week sans children, while the hubbies play golf. Pictures and stories to follow. Of course I have all my knitting projects packed and ready to go even before I packed my clothes! I know that the house is Wi-Fi and hubby is bringing his lap top, but I think that I will really take a vacation from all the things I do each week. I want to relax and really have a good time with the sisters. So I will be back blogging on or about October 13th, unless I just can't stay away! You never know. Everyone have a pleasant week and a half and keep knittin' kittens!

P.S. For Dogs on Thursday bloggers, Oliver is vacationing with us and will not be appearing for the next few Thursdays. Fear not, I will be sure to take pictures of all his carrying ons to be posted at a later date. Woof-Woof for now!

P.P.S I am a lousy photographer. I tried to get to artsy and take night shots. That is the Dubliner restaurant on the left and the Capital building on the right!


Anonymous said...

What a fun yarn store... I want to go shopping with you!!

And have a wonderful trip. It sounds like so much fun :o)

Your Dishrag Pal

Sonya said...

The Outer Banks will be wonderful.
Have lots of fun.
See ya when you get back!

hope said...

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for your comments on my blog. Yours is absolutely amazing. I need to learn to incorporate photos better on mine. I did have a wonderful trip. It seems almost like a dream.

Sheila said...

Your trip sounds like a great parents weekend. And the yarn shop looks great. I should look it up when I go to DC.

Amanda said...

What a great trip! I'm glad that you got to see your kids - I'm sure that made the trip worthwhile in and of itself. The yarn store & sightseeing were just added bonuses. :-)

When you get a chance, you'll have to post some of your goodies that you accumulated so that we can all ooh over them with you.

Gnat said...

Sounds like your having a great trip. I've always wanted to see the Outer Banks. I hear it's beautiful.

Thank you for the comment about my mom. I'm sorry to hear about your sisters. We all get checked on a very regular basis and are very careful.

Happy Knitting

Cindy said...

Well, it's obvious I missed you, but I do want you all to have wonderful and safe trip. We'll wait here for you to get back:)

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

That sounded like a fun weekend. I hope you have a wonderful Outer Banks vacation!

Holly said...

I hope you have a safe trip.