I guess I’ve already used the ‘abducted by aliens’ excuse, so I’ll just say, “these past two months have been banana’s.”
A BIG “thank you” for all your beautiful messages and well wishes on our ‘WordPress-Blogging-Buddy-Spring-Palooza-To-Washington’. I really felt buoyed along and loved by all your cheer. It was a trip to celebrate (home now 2 months, yoy)! Our days were full, the nights late, the laughter boisterous.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. First I had to get there and easier said than done. Did you know that your ‘hi-tech’, space age D
umbphone Smartphone does not automatically reset the time when you travel to a new timezone? Oh, you did? Well I didn’t and consequently missed my connecting flight to Washington. Giant head slap!! Just another Boomdee-Boner for the book (my someday ‘Tell All’. Please stay tuned).
Luckily, after freaking out, texting Mr B, having a little cry and spending another three hours in an airport, I happily boarded the later flight to Washington and bid a fond farewell to my well-worn airport bench.
My trip began with Julia of Defeat Despair. Julia lives a short distance from all the beautiful history in Washington, DC. Our first day began with a walk about Arlington cemetery. When we asked a gate guard about returning that night, he joked that we’d have to hold hands and skip back thru the gate to be allowed entry. Naturally we obliged and skipped away holding hands 😀 I turned and asked him, “would that do?” With a big laugh, he gave us a thumbs up. No official photo was taken but it looked something like this.
There’s so much to see in the Washington, DC area. If you love history, you’ll eat it up like a (aqua) popsicle on a hot day. Julia and I made a challenge of seeing as much as we could in just two days. I think we were pretty darn successful.
Looks complicated right?
How’s about I share one of my favourite moments first? Julia and I went a . bit squirrelly when we finally reached the Whitehouse!
What a riot. The guy from Georgia just kept saying, “this is something that is never seen in Georgia”. Boomdee thought, “Well of course not silly, we just happen to be very special” 😀 I made a short slide show with the high-lights:
Boomdee’s Washington Slideshow
Would you be surprised to know that Julia adores G W Bush, while I am a Clinton fan? I know she enjoyed taking my picture with his big beautiful portrait at the National Portrait Gallery….snicker 😉
That’s something wondrous that happens at WordPress. We can all be from different countries, sway to opposing political parties, have our own faiths and many differing interests. Without limiting yourself, the most amazing people will become a lovely part of the fabric of your life with the greatest of ease. ‘All you need is love.’
I was gone for 13 days, the longest Mr B and I have ever been apart. The good news is we really missed each other a lot. The bad news is, Mr B’s ‘Kitty Boot Camp’ didn’t work out as well as he had
threatened hoped 😀 The minute you turn your back, Blossum, Petals or both are still on the counters…..bad kitties !
It was a true planes, trains and automobiles adventure. Thirteen days, 9 bloggers, 6 different beds, several bottles of wine (lost count) and a pocket full of memories to sustain us until we can do it again. All it takes is a simple invitation and a wee bit of craziness 😀 My name is Boomdee, have blog, will travel.