Friday, May 26, 2017

Virginia and D.C.-Girls Trip!!

For my birthday my husband surprised me with tickets to go to Virginia to visit my sister Cristy.  When I told my Mom and sister about it they decided it sounded like fun and we made plans to surprise Cristy and have them come along. We informed her husband of our plan and started our trip to Virginia.

Hanging out at one of the airport.
 To say Cristy was beyond excited was an understatement.  I really wish we had gotten video of the surprise.  It was a moment I will never forget.
Sister's reunited

I can't believe how grown up Alyson has become.  I had a blast getting to hang out with her and chat.
 On Thursday we went and visited Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. It was beautiful and fun to see.
Tom and I just hanging out

Cristy had done some research and found out that a portion of the land that is part of the Monticello was originally own by our ancestors before they sold it to Jefferson's father. 

 Part of the property contained the Jefferson's cemetery.

 They had a bunch of these remaining structures that were homes to some of the slaves Jefferson had.
 I thought this tree was so cool growing inside the old tree stump.

 The kids signing there own declaration of independence.

 Afterwords we stopped by at a local mill just to look around

 On Friday we hung around Charlotteville and got our nails done.
 Saturday we all went to D.C. and saw the sights.

Navy Memorial building

 D.C. is amazing and quite beautiful.  It was a really wet day and we got soaked but it wasn't cold which made it doable.

I loved all the intricate details of the buildings and walls

White House

 As part of the tour we took a boat ride to see some of the sights.  It was fun to get a different angle and perspective of these amazing monuments

The boat was also where we had lunch

During the tour we had a buddy system.  This was my soggy sister buddy.  

These images were engravin in the wall. 

The pillars were alot bigger then they look in pictures.

 We finished our trip to D.C stopping in Georgetown to try the famous DC cupcakes.

Flying out of Virginia
 One of our stops back home was flying into New York.  It was fun to see the city from the air.
Flying into New York

 Snoopy also greeted us in New York.

 We had such a great time on our trip. Memories were made that will last a lifetime.  We unfortunately found out the evening before we flew home that my sweet Grandfather had past away so the flight home was a bit of a somber one but overall the trip was amazing.  Thank you Karl for wonderful birthday gift and thank you Mom, Cristy, and Lisa for the fun time.


Kaylee said...

It looks like you had a great trip! So fun to have a girls trip and get away for a few days.

Brooke said...

I'm so glad you all got to go and have fun together! It really looks like it was a fabulous trip full of memories!