Friday, March 23, 2012

Washington, D.C

Over March break Travis planned a little getaway for us to Washington, DC. It turned out to be perfect timing, as the cherry blossoms actually bloomed several weeks early. This was my fist time to the festival, and I loved it. We spend the day walking around the gorgeous basin taking in the site. 

Can't wait to go again. 

Reminder for the future: Wear comfy shoes. Do not try and break in a new pair of jack rogers. 

Another stop on the list of things to do and see was the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA. This has been a place I have wanted to visit for a while. Thanks to Travis for tagging along again. Pretty sure this was his 5th time to the museum. Good news is there is always something new to see and learn. Travis is an encyclopedia when it comes to military history, and I am constantly impressed. I always enjoyed US History in high school, but I cannot believe how much I have forgotten since then. Not to mention proud of what he and our military does on a daily basis. 

Travis booked a great little hotel called the Morrison House in Alexandria, VA. He knows me so well, it was right up my alley. Good job Trav! Plus, it was the perfect location, only a short drive from the city. It was even complete with champagne and strawberries. 

For the last day of our trip we spent the morning walking around Alexandria. We stopped for some coffee and a quick lunch outside on Main Street. Then it was off to meet up with some family friends in DC for a tour of the Supreme Court. One of my fathers oldest friends from medical school is Juan Sotomayor, the brother of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Both Juan and Sonia have been good family friends for as long as I can remember. In DC we had a chance to meet up with them both and have a little tour of the Supreme Court. It was fun to see Sonia in action in her chamber. It was also an exciting time since press was lining up for the health care hearings about to begin the very next day.

Monday, March 19, 2012


   After two long months of school it was finally time for my first break! After classes on Friday I made the trip down to Harrisburg, PA to spend the week with Travis. It was nice to have a little break from school and spend some time with the hubby. While he was at work I did spend a little time on some school work. But in the evenings we enjoyed going to the movies, cooking dinner together, and walking the dogs. It's nice to actually live with my husband and do normal married couple things. 

I also did a little shopping, reading that was not a textbook, and indulged in Starbucks iced coffee! 

Ahhh vacation. 

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