The long ride home...it's supposed to take under seven hours...but traffic!!! It was hard to say goodbye to Sam...his paperwork was sitting on a desk, but now he has a firm appointment to get things signed off...so next Wednesday it is...!
We picnicked in the park with Sam before heading home. It's springtime in D.C.!
The Netherlands Carrillion, which was gifted to the U.S in 1954, in thanks for help during and after WWII...it's quite amazing, and yesterday played the songs from each branch of service.
So we said goodbye to Sam and drove home...we were greeted by two happy dogs, and Duke, ha. And lots of happy kids! Kathryn and Evelyn left for the weekend, went to Connecticut, and the younger kids were at Emily's house, but are home now...Em took them for an adventure today, a hike and for ice cream.
My suitcase is still packed, and I'm ready for bed.
This is going to be a good weekend...tomorrow is Filling The Easter Baskets day, and we have lots of things to do here too. I need to go the store to get the ham for Sunday's dinner, and see if the kids still want to make half moon cookies for Easter. We also plan to make some little chocolate bunnies from the plastic molds.
I am refreshed and re-energized from my trip. So much time spent with Paul, it was nice! I missed the kids, and am excited to be back home...even though Duke will most certainly wake me up bright and too early.
And next week...another trip to Washington D.C.!