Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby Wynter

My beautiful grandaughter Wynter is now 12 weeks old. I just can't believe it. She is such a doll!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Washington D.C. "My Favorite Place"

This past weekend my mother and I took a trip to our favorite place. D.C. I don't care how many times you go ....there is always more to see. We flew out on a friday from Vegas and four and a half hours later we were landing at Regan International. We then flew back on Monday in time for me to get to work at 5Pm. This time we stayed in Crystal City which is just five minutes from the Pentagon. We like to stay in different places since we have learned to ride the Metro System last year. We only got on one wrong train this time!!! It's no big deal, you just get off at the next stop and go to the other side of the track.

The weather was great. Saturday was really nice with temps about 45 with some sunshine. Sunday it did rain most of the day with some snow flurries. You know me.......I love the snow! It wasn't like we were going to be outside except to get on and off at the Metro and go in the buildings. We made sure we took plenty of warm clothing, hats, gloves, and umbrellas.

We have found that the more we go ....the people seem to be friendlier. For a period of time there after 911 the guards at the museums were very stand-offish and not very nice. I certainly understand their hesitation and their suspicion. But I am glad to say that I feel that time has healed and some things appear to be getting back to some degree of normalcy.

We had the best time..... but then my mother and I love to travel together.

Thanks mom for a great time and did I mention how very much I love you and how blessed I am that are my mom!!!!

National Geographic Museum "Terra Cotta Warriors"

Seeing the Terra Cotta Warriors was our main reason for going to D.C. this time of year.
It was AMAZING!!! Did I say "It Was Amazing" !!!!! Come the end of March they all go home to China and who knows when it might be back in the States.

National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is a museum in downtown Washington D.C. It is located on F Street and you would get off at the Judiciary Square Metro Stop.

I act like I know all about the Metro system in D.C...........well I do!!!

This is the former Pension Bureau building that dates back to 1887. It is recognized as a marvel of architectural engineering. The Great Hall is impressive with its Corinthian columns and four-story atrium. At its highest point, the Great Hall is actually 15-stories high. Agencies are allowed to rent the Great Hall for evening events. The museum has been the site of sixteen Presidential Inaugural balls and is the host location for the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival each spring.

This museum had an exhibit about all the history of Washington and all the people that lived here at one time. It was very....very interesting. I always carry around a little notebook with me and jot down things that I want to look up online when I get home. The gift shop was awesome and I think we bought 4 or 5 books, calendars and some magnets for my frig....

National Building Museum

Where you see the few people on the sidewalk is the Metro stop .

One Very Cool Window!!!

Riding the Metro Over To Dupont Circle

It was the tallest escalator I think that we had ever seen...!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More Cool Homes in the Dupont Circle Area

Textile Museum

The Textile Museum is a private museum located in the Kalorama neighborhood of D.C. not far from the Dupont Circle area. The museum was founded by collector George Hewitt Myers in 1925 and is housed in two historic buildings. I could have sworn the girl at the front desk told us there was some connection to Bristol - Myers but after getting home and researching it......I could not find a connection. When you check out the "grounds" photos you will see the homes from the back. The view overlooking the city was absolutely breath taking.
Check out the cool horizontal window !!

Color me strange.......I love to photograph the bathrooms of old victorian homes.

The Grounds of the Textile Museum

The Grounds of the Textile Musuem

The Grounds of the Textile Museum

On Our Way To Visit The Woodrow Wilson Home