Tuesday 04.01.2011 and Wednesday 05.01.2011
Washington is beautiful. I love all the old houses and buildings here. Unfortunately, Dana and I only ended up spending two full days in DC, so there is still a lot we would like to come back and see one day.
Dana and I spent Tuesday morning in Franny’s dining room, chatting with her and sipping on coffee, learning about American culture. As I have said before, it has been so great to learn about the places we visit from people who actually live there.
Franny is a beautiful person. Generous in both conversation and action. We are so happy she has shared her house with us.
She let me take these photos:
I love this house. And all the lovely old houses here.
After this, Dana and I headed off to see some of the Smithsonian museums, and areas surrounding.
On Wednesday, after running about and doing some errands (and by errands, I mean, posting a large box of things home that we have acquired along our trip [including Dana’s large and very warm winter coat, because, “It is only going to get warmer the further South we travel”]. I was very sad to discover after packaging, bubble-wrapping, and addressing said box that the cost of posting it would be $137. Yikes. Sad face.), Dana and I met up with Franny for lunch (ethiopian, followed by pineapple coconut cake – Yusss). We then spent the rest of the afternoon with Franny before she dropped us back off at the Greyhound terminal, for our overnight trip to Nashville, Tennessee. 17 hours straight.