Thursday, October 16, 2014

Meeeting Joan . . .

As many of you know I took a bit of a blog break for a few weeks.  
Also as many of you know, fall brings busy days just like spring time does. 
Closing down the garden areas is as important in the fall
as is the cleaning and getting them ready in the spring. 
So not only have we been doing some playing,
we also have been doing some
fall time jobs and garden clean up. 
In between that, we attended Art Prize,
celebrated some birthdays,
went on a trip to Washington, DC,
raked leaves
and more leaves,
plus many, many more
of those pesky oak leaves. 

This particular post is going to give you a few highlights of the past few weeks. 
As the days continue I will add more detail to the highlights.
The National Cathedral is above. 
Stunning stained glass, design, structure,
inspirational, a place of peace.
I was in awe.
This was our first day in DC.
We Motor Coached into the city with forty other people.
This is our second trip by motor coach in the past two years
and we are sold on traveling this way into large metropolitan areas.
Completely surprised that we enjoy it so much.
Stress free I am telling you! 
And here we are on the steps of the cathedral
on a warm, breezy, blue sky autumn day.
Our wedding anniversary is this weekend
and our trip a few days ago was such a fun way to celebrate. 

Meeting up with one of my
favorite blogger buddies was the best treat ever!
Meet Joan, on the left, of
Knit One, Raised 4
Authentic, sweet, kind, warm genuine, wonderful
what can I say,
she was exactly as I thought she would be and
that smile is just how I  pictured her.
We met when I started Irish Garden House three years ago.  
Our meet up was certainly not enough time for us but we have
been thinking about "what/where" for a next time!

So what is it with the stripes you say . . .
If we had planned this, it never would have been this much fun!

I was dressed in a striped black and white skirt,
ready for dinner and walked down into the lobby
of the hotel we were staying in and there was Joan,
in a black and white striped skirt.

My friend
Barb, Babs, Barbie,
was also on this trip and
she came walking downstairs to meet Joan
and guess what . . .
she was wearing a long striped black and white skirt..

What a hoot . . . broke the ice completely. 

Here we are the next day when Joan surprised me with another visit
while we were visiting the Korean, Vietnam, Washington, Roosevelt Memorials.
Again, not enough time but thrilled she persevered, found us
and we had more time together. 
Thank you Joan . . . it was more than wonderful to meet you!

I give Barbie credit for this outing.
With her at the lead we ventured out to find some lunch
and there we were right on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Barbie and Richard, Anne and Richard, Jack and me

About does it for today,
more tomorrow.
Love, Lynne


Margaret Adamson said...

That was lovely for you to meet Joan.. great shots.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Lynne. Sounds like a fun trip to DC. I am sure it is much nicer to go stress free. So glad you met up with your friend Joan. You all look cute in B&W stripes.. Great post, enjoy your weekend!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun trip. We did a bus trip to Gatlinburg Tenn. a number of years ago and had a blast. I kind of chuckled when I saw you and your friends all wearing black and white striped skirts. What a funny coincidence. How nice to meet your blog friend. Enjoy the weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

just love the b&w striped skirts! great minds / like minds! :)

Nancy said...

So fun getting to meet blogging buddies and to have on the same kind of skirt well that's just a hoot….I am enjoying your pictures of your trip. Looks like you had a great time….

MarmePurl said...

Awwww. Thank-you for the good words Oh Kind One. I still chuckle when I think of you stepping off the elevator in the stripped skirt. What a fun moment!

Ida said...

How fun for you to meet some blogging friends, the striped skirt thing was cool. Looks and sounds like you had a great trip.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love Washington DC. So much to see and do. How fun to meet up with Joan too! What cute pictures of all of you together!