A few weeks ago hubby asked me what I wanted for my birthday and
I told him a trip to DC would be fun. We had talked about taking this trip
before, but just never made it. I did visit DC years ago for business but I
didn’t have time to do any sightseeing. I was excited to go last weekend
and spend some time seeing all the things I missed the first time.
Steve and I visited Arlington Cemetery and walked the entire Mall where
we toured several museums and saw many of the monuments.
That evening I chose The Cheesecake Factory for my birthday
dinner. Of course I had to have a piece of the chocolate praline
turtle cheesecake…it was my birthday after all!
We ended the long weekend with a trip to The Big Flea. The name of
this event is misleading as it is more of an upscale antique show than a
flea market. There were quite a few dealers and some beautiful, but
expensive, antiques. I did manage to bring a few things home.
The favorite thing I bought was this vintage pickling jar. These
normally sell from $80 to $125 dollars. Obviously the dealer didn’t
know what she had and she sold the jar to me for $10.00…Wahoo!
I also bought some vintage costume jewelry that will be listed in my Etsy
shop and some old French postcards for a project I am working on.
There was one more stop to Ikea to pick up a few
things and then we headed home. These pretty flowers from my son and
DIL were waiting on our doorstep.
It was a great birthday and nothing could have been better than
spending time with my sweet hubby.