Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Few Days Away

Mother's Day weekend was a busy one. We drove over to Washington, D. C. on Saturday and went with Geoff and Erica and Geoff's family on what was to be a tour of a couple of the EU Embassies. The event was so popular that we could not get into the Danish Embassy until later than we could stay. We then went to the French Embassy where we had an excellent lunch. It was a very warm day but it was enjoyable seeing parts of Washington we had not seen before. It really is a beautiful city. Sure there are real trouble spots and falling down areas but it seems to be improving in those areas also. Still, it is a wonderful place to visit.

Saturday night we went to a concert by the band that Erica plays in. This was the second concert we have attended of DCDD's Capitol Pride Symphonic Band. It is a great band and was an enjoyable evening. When Erica first started playing with this band we asked her why? She told us because she didn't have to audition and they played awesome music.

Erica and Geoff took us to brunch on Mother's Day. We went to the Mansion on O. What an eclectic place!! What excellent food!! This is the place where E & G got married three years ago now. It is such and adventure going to the O. All in all, a great day.

We headed home Sunday afternoon and Monday we took the Cape May -- Lewes Ferry to Cape May, New Jersey. We spent the next two days in Avalon, New Jersey with our dear friends Dave and Robin and Dave's brother Dan and his wife Pam. We stayed in a house right at the beach and enjoyed the down time immensely. You caught that I said beach somewhere in this paragraph? Yes, Bill was in 7th Heaven. He went on several walks and collected shells we didn't need.

We took the ferry back home yesterday and now are settling in for our next period of "not much going on."

Here are some pictures we took of the trip to New Jersey. I did not get any embassy or other DC shots (just a couple of Bill and Hillary's house).

Delaware Breakwater Light from Harbor Side

Ferry Coming In from New Jersey

A View of the Beach from the Deck

Sunrise at the Beach

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

You always have such nice pictures!