'Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.' - Lovelle Drachman
'The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.' - St. Augustine
'The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.' - G. K. Chesterton
1. A social experiment placing people, for a designated period of time, into a metal capsule and hurling it 70 mph down the interstate. The outcome can be good or bad, or both.
We took a road trip.
The week before Easter we drove to Washington D.C., our nation's capital. It was my first time.
We did all the usual museums, the National Museum of Natural History being my favorite. They had a wonderful National Geographic photography exhibit, of course each image was spectacular. (I did notice there were many more Canon cameras used than Nikons, since I am a Nikon girl this has me wondering...)
Megan's favorite was the National Postal Museum. (I bet you didn't even know there was one.) She loved all the stamps and the history. They had letters addressed by Ben Franklin and the brown wrapping paper with stamps that covered the Hope Diamond's box as it was mailed to the Smithsonian. Yep... they used the US Postal service to mail the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian.
John's favorite? I am not sure. It was his second visit to the city and he was preoccupied with the car and it's service engine light which lit up on the way to D. C.
The famous cherry blossoms were not in bloom, although the gift shops had plenty of pink blossomed souvenirs to bring home. I always look for pens, not expensive ones, just the cheap pens by the cash register. Like looking at a photograph, my pen collection brings up good memories of trips while doing daily tasks like creating a grocery list, or simply writing a note. I like to buy coasters for the same reason. Right now my coffee is sitting on a Sloppy Joe's coaster from a very, very long road trip to Key West, Florida.
On road trips, along with our clothing we pack our usual behavior. We have fun, but there are also some complaints, I'm hungry, my feet hurt, I'm cold, I'm hot... even Siri was a little uncooperative at times. We argue occasionally. Wish someone would just ________ instead of ________. (fill in the blanks) But isn't that what road trips are all about? Spending time together and remembering, even though we can irritate each other, family is the most important thing we have. They are there through it all. We are connected in a way we can't be connected to anyone else. When you get down to it, family is family and exploring with them is the best way to do it. Who else would take goofy selfies with you anyway?
Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Friday Finds. My vase photos are textured with Kim's texture avery. I found my little vase at the Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle. The road trip photographs were taken with my iphone.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!