The Start of my Summer

My summer started off with a drive across country to move our middle daughter to her first post-undergraduate job. Our southern belle traded in trees and grass, an abundance of FREE parking, and moderate winters of Arkansas for concrete, metro riding and walking, and really cold winters of the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia). And in no time she fit right in as if she’d been there all her life!

She wasn’t exactly new to the area, she interned there from January to May and loved it so much she decided to transplant and make it permanent.

During our brief time there she took me and Mr. Husband to the National Mall and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. It was a lot of walking involved, but I didn’t care. I packed my gym shoes and was ready. Seriously, I had no idea we’d do that much walking! By the end of the day, we had walked more than 6 miles. That’s a 10K… one I had not trained for! And it was more than worth it!

  • I rode the metro…

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  • Stood in the very spot Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood to give his ‘I Have a Dream,’ speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial…

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Visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument…

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And the apex of the day was visiting Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits in the National Portrait Gallery… The lighting was terrible, but I just had to share!

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There was so much more to that day, but those were the highlights. There was so much we didn’t get to, and I’m looking forward to my next trip.

How was your summer?