First, thanks to everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I spent a great birthday weekend with Sam in Washington, D.C. Sam was there for business and I was there for pleasure. My only requirement for a vacation was met--no kids. I could go to Beaver, Utah and it would still be a vacation if I didn't have my kids with me. Anyway, I digress.
One thing you should know about Sam is that he hates to ask people to take our picture. So he tries to hold the camera out as far as possible for a self-portrait, hence the Washington monument coming out of his head.
One thing you should know about me is that I am an eater. I love to eat and I hate to waste even one meal on a vacation. I am very nervous about ordering badly, which I have a knack for. Luckily, I have a husband who takes pity on me and will always switch me plates so I'm not sad. The best food we had was at a Mexican restaurant in Ballston, Virginia called The Rio Grande Cafe.
While in Washington, we visited the American History Smithsonian (my favorite) and Sam was able to get this photo with his idol, Stephen Colbert.
We also went visited the Mall (not a shopping destination, to my dismay) and the white house.
We went to Arlington National Cemetary. The cherry blossom were just beginning to bloom and it was gorgeous.
We also took in a matinee ("Taken") and I did some shopping while Sam attended meetings. Among other things, I picked up this little beauty at Macys. (Mine is white!)
The highlight of the trip was seeing a older, well-dressed lady wearing open toed boots on the metro. I kid you not people. It was one of those moments where I thought "She looks nice" and my eyes traveled down until I got to her boots. They were very 80s. Then I saw the peep toes. I couldn't believe it. Is this out there being done? Say it isn't so.