Monday, June 28, 2010

Great visit with Dad & Mom Z.

We had a great time with Dan's folks here!! They flew in on Thurs. June 3rd &  we started off right away with a tour of the White House at 7:30 A.M. the morning after they got here!! Mom said it was well worth it!!

Since we got done so early, we of course stopped off at Starbuck's before heading up to the Capitol for a tour as well as a visit to the Library of Congress. Both of which were firsts for Dad & Mom.

On Sat. we decided to take them on a ride through the countryside, and since we had enjoyed Middleburg so much we made a short stop there. We did do something different while we were in the area though, there are alot of wineries around Middleburg, so why not?? Let's stop for a wine tasting!! Chrysalis winery is a good size winery and they had some delicious wine, one which we decided to buy & bring home with us! From there we went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant; Clydes at Willow Creek! YUM!!!

Sunday we thought we better take a day off, but on Monday found us back in DC exploring a new area down the hill from Georgetown called, Washington Harbor. We had lunch at one of the restaurants along the Potomac River, then took a short boat ride.

Afterwards we headed in to see the Old Post Office Pavilion built in 1899, which has a 315 foot tower with 360 degree views of the city. The tower also houses the Official United States Bells of Congress, a bicentennial gift from England celebrating the end of the Revolutionary War. The Washington Ringing Society sounds the Bells every Thursday evening and on special occasions.

We made a quick stop on the way out of DC to see a statue we have been wanting to stop at, the Albert Einstein statue! 

Monday night, Dan had to leave to fly to New Orleans for an International Safety Conference, so on Tues. Dad, Mom & I decided to go to one of the big malls in the area for lunch & a little shopping.

We had a wonderful time together & of course it went way to fast, but we were SO thankful they were able to make it out here one more time!!
Thanks, Dad & Mom!!!

1 comment:

CallinaP said...

That's a HUGE statue!!! I love it. great pics :)