Friday, June 18, 2010

A Long Walk

Last Saturday I went to Fairfax to my Colarado Granddaughter's other grandmothers. She is in Maryland helping her Aunt with her three little ones . We had her for the weekend. So we headed to DC Mall. Wasn't long before we wanted a cold  refresment. This is Sara and her big hat eating in front of the Washington Monument. We were headed over the hill to the WW2 mounment

This is the newest mounument and very impressive. Many were sitting with their feet in the water and we did it also to prepare our feet for more walking.  We had decided to go to the Newsmuseum which is at the other end of the Mall on Pennsylvannia Ave. It was hot but there are many shade trees along the walk and furtunately benches for an old lady to rest once in awhile.

In the meantime it was lunchtime and after asking one of the policemen about the closest cafeteria, He said the Reagon building. Boy are these building show places. In the basement was any kind of eatery you would want. With lots of nice tables to eat at. Much better than getting a hotdog out on the street from a vendor.

W walked and walked down Penn. Ave finally coming to this beautiful new building. Went inside and found out that it closed at 5 and it was already 3:30. The cost was high and since we certainly couldn't see it all in that time we decided to find someplace else to go.

Grandmum had never been to the Arberatum and since it
was just across the Mall in front of the Capital building we set out for it. See the ducks in the water enjoying the summer day . This is the new pool in front of the Capital building
I had a lot of other pictures to show of the Arberatum but had a lot of trouble the first time around trying to write this. After reading some things I guess I should have read before I think I have figured this new system out. Well almost. Those flowers didn't go to the bottom and didn't seem to want to move. That is just one of the many blooming flowers in this wonderful place. If you ever get to DC do not miss going to it. Flowers and plants from all over the world.

Now I did get a little sewing in over the weekend, This Schnibbles quilt finially got the binding on. I also since got the other one bound and I think It is my favorite. I wish I could remember all the names. It is the one with Nine patches in two different sizes. I will get a picture of it another time.

Have you noticed that I have a new button on  my sidebar for the quiltalong. I am making the little quilt and as soon as I finish the blocks I will be posting them. Hopefully over the weekend. Now that I have finally  figured this thing out. Maybe. thanks for sticking with me even when I don't post very often. I am doing fine and seem to always find something to do. 


Lindah said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful outing with your granddaughter. I'm impressed with all the walking that you did! I think you could run circles around me! :-) My how DC is changing. All those new memorials and the new pond. I haven't seen those yet. We nearly always stop at the arboretum when we visit. It is such a beautiful and restful place.
I like your new quilt. The colors suit it just right.
Take care.

Gran said...

Thank you for the treat of seeing you trip to DC - I have such fond memories of being there in April. We never got to the Arboretum. Your Schnibbles is pretty. i love the colours that you choose - Well done! Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

pajudie said...

Hi Eileen -
Sounds like you had a good trip to D.C. My son-in-law and I checked out the Newseum and it's well worth the admission price, so if you get back there, be sure to take it in. Also, there is a great restaurant right there next to the Newseum and is run by Wolfgang Puck. If you don't want a sit-down meal, you can go downstairs in the Newseum and there is fast food of sorts, but one of them is "Puck's Grill" (or something like that) which has great food and is also Wolfgang's place - great food at a small price :o)
Love your schnibbles - I'm going to have to try one of those.
Take care -