...my bags were unpacked from the beach, repacked and on a plane heading for Washington DC. A friend of Andy's daughter was getting married and we decided to go up a couple of days early to do some wonderful DC things and spend some time with some of our other friends that were also coming for the wedding. We got there on Thursday afternoon and just visited...but Friday morning we got up and headed to the National Zoo...I wanted to see the pandas...I've never really seen one...I've seen them on TV but I just needed to see one in person. It was kind of an icky morning, drizzly rain, so there were very few people at the zoo. We got there and headed right to the Asia area...I didn't care about anything else. I was like a 7 year old...I was so excited. We got to the panda habitat, walked through the observation area where the scientists and vets watch the pandas every move. I could see them on the camera and couldn't wait to get out there...the lady that was watching the screen said "Oh you'll be able to see this one...but she's been sleeping for a while and is very content so I don't think you'll see much...and this one
We did spend a bit more time there...saw zebras...a wonderful elephant
From there we went to the National Cathedral...
Now I'm home for a while...well until the middle of August when I head back up to Birmingham to help the kids move into their new house. I wonder if I'll know how to act staying home for 2+ weeks...maybe I'll get some sewing done...fingers crossed!