Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quick Trip

We always said that when our sons were grown and I was no longer working outside the home, I would travel with my husband when he had to go out of town for business. For the most part we have been able to do that. Funny thing is, now that I am able to travel with him, he doesn't really travel all that much.

When my husband travels for business, I am on my own for the day. I'm pretty comfortable with that but if I'm unfamiliar with the area I will do a little research before we leave and make a tentative plan for my days.

Last week we made a quick trip to DC. I had decided before we left that I wanted to check out the Gardens. The Smithsonian has eleven gardens according to one of the employees...who knew? My favorite has always been the Haupt Garden behind the Castle. In another couple of weeks these trees will be filled with pink magnolia flowers, it will be gorgeous.

It was still a little early for many of the flowers but there were some blooms and buds, a promise of better things to come. After I checked out a couple of Gardens I walked around and took photos. It was cool but comfortable.

Husband and I generally make a plan to meet up for dinner after work. This particular time we ended up traveling on the same train, of course I didn't know it until he came up behind me as I was trying to put my ticket thru the turnstile. (which I was having great difficulty doing) He thought it might be fun to come up from behind and startle me...it was. We both got a giggle out of it, amazed that we both managed to get on the same train together (we were coming from two different lines)

Before we headed home we had dinner at a wonderful little neighborhood fish restaurant close to where a certain musician lives. Our youngest son, was able to join us for dinner  the night we arrived and left, don't you love it when things work out like that?

        What are some areas of interest where you live, and do you have any favorite destinations?


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Hurray for you. A delightful trip away from home. I love it that your husband snuck up on you and you were on the same train together. Also glad you were able to have dinner with your son two nights.

Great photos.

Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love all of the pictures! What a blessing to be able to have dinner with your sons too and the fish looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie said...

This sounds about perfect to me...GREAT pictures! And an unexpected dinner with your son? Well we both know it doesn't get much better. Glad you enjoyed...

Lea said...

Awe, that's just a perfect quick trip I'd say. A little touring, some good food and time with family. Happy Thursday!

Janette Wright said...

This was just so peaceful, which tells me that is also what God has done in your heart. The pictures are wonderful and it sounds like a great trip.

Camille said...

Oh, Maryann....it all looks so lovely! What a blessing that you were able to tag along and connect with your young man, too! I would love to check out DC....never ever been! :) Our favourite spots here are Stanley Park and the beach. Maybe you will come here and visit me someday? Hugs, Camille

The Peaceful Homemaker said...

These photos are beautiful!