Thursday, April 20, 2006

I dreamt about Virginia all night last night. When our son came running into our bedroom, as is customary in the middle of the night, I asked, "But what about Virginia? How's it doing?"
This craziness follows my piecing together our itinerary for the trip (all the Virginia and DC details) which begins on Saturday.

I've already packed my laundry basket (yes, I packed sacks for each day so that I won't have to lug my heavy suitcase from the van to the hotels. Thought I'd try this for the first time. My arms are so weak!). I've contacted Eastern friends whom my mom, Cody, and I'll be seeing or staying with. I reminded our Representative's office about our need for Capitol tickets. I've engaged Cody in boring studies about presidents, bills, national relics, spies, military. It's time to go!

Here's what we'll be doing:

Visiting friends in Richmond
Going to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown
Touring Mount Vernon
Riding the Tourmobile all over DC -- focusing on monuments
Going through the White House (saying secret prayers of influence!)
Feeling the sadness of Ford's Theater
Visiting friends and a cousin
Skipping around Monticello
Possibly, but probably not, running in the Louisville half-marathon with a friend

I'm not sure if I'll be posting much, but I'll post a few pictures afterwards. Pictures like "here are lilies by Capitol building ... here are pansies in front of the old Burgesses House ... "I remember the roses that were in front of the White House which I have an old photo of ... the gardeners are the most important people in government afterall. So, bon voyage! I'll post when I return.


Jennifer said...

I hope you have a marvelous trip!

Fieldfleur said...

Thanks, Jennifer!