Sunday, October 21, 2012

Washington, DC

A couple months ago, Brett and I did something very spur-of-the-moment. We decided  to plan a trip to Washington, DC, during Fall Break. I hate to even use the word plan though. I mean, two months in advance? How spontaneous of us!

Needless to say, we were very excited for a chance to leave our responsibilities for a few days and enjoy all that our nation's capital has to offer.  I'll let the pictures tell a few stories...

Washington Monument!  We took lots of walks...

Library of Congress.  So.  Cool.  Got to see the Gutenberg Bible!

Brett had to see the panda...

Georgetown Cupcake (from the show DC Cupcakes).
As delicious as they appear on TV.

Ai Wei Wei's amazing cube at Hirshhorn
Can I have this, please?  Or a smaller replica?

We toured the White House Gardens

The view from our hotel

I think this trip was exactly what both of us needed--a few days just to get away and enjoy a different city.  We've both had a challenging couple months with our jobs.  Brett's main client for the past year has been Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.  As you may know, they are in the process of being bought by Hertz.  This has meant a lot of extra work for Brett and will soon mean a new client, which is like starting a new job.  As for my job, I'm still trying to decide if I'm cut out for public high school teaching. I love (most of) the kids.  I hate that they know so little.

I do know that both of us feel rested and rejuvenated after this trip.  We even admitted to each other that we are excited to get back to work in the morning (we'll see how long that lasts).

In other news...we just bought a house!  It's three miles from where I grew up in Tulsa.  We're really excited.   We should be closing the beginning of December, so pictures will accompany the move.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like tons of fun! My favorite part is that, for you two, "spontaneous" equals "planned two months in advance." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA