Tuesday, November 18, 2008

totally trippin'

My friend Jessi and I went on a girls' trip to visit my parents in Williamsburg, VA. We had so much fun! Jessi and I don't see each other much anymore, so this was a special treat to get 4 days and one red-eye flight with her! I don't think it would have been possible to cram anything else into our trip - it was pretty action-packed.

We flew out on the red-eye Thursday night/wee hours of Friday. Friday we went to Viriginia Beach and called it an early evening because we were already exhausted and had a BIG day ahead of us on Saturday. We left super early Saturday morning and drove to Washington DC. We stopped at Iwo Jima and Arlington Cemetery on our way. We had the whirlwind tour of DC with highlights of: the Library of Congress, walk around the Capitol Building, drive by the Jefferson Memorial and the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument including a ride to the top, the Holocaust Museum, and the White House (at night). Whew! It was a LONG day, but we saw such great and interesting things. On Sunday we went to Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. Monday was reserved for shopping. There is an incredible outlet mall by my parents' house and we took a stop at Short Pump Mall to go to H&M for Jessi.

Anyone who knows my mom knows that she likes to feed people. So, for our trip home she packed us some tuna fish and cracker lunch kits. While we were waiting for our plane in Cincinnati we were deciding if we wanted to eat or just wait and have some of our snacks on the plane. Jessi had the brilliant idea that she wanted to eat her tuna fish on the airplane! I just about died! Mind you, this probably doesn't seem all that funny right now and is probably one of those had-to-be-there moments. But, this was one of the highlights of the trip for me!

Honestly, we did so much that it is hard to sum it all up on my blog. And, we took a lot of pictures. I took about 250 pictures and I think Jessi probably took near 1,000 (she's a picture fiend). I've included a slide show of some of my pictures.

One last note - the fall leaves on the East Coast are so beautiful! And a big THANK YOU to my mom and dad for their hospitality and making our trip so much fun!

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