FFF ~ D.C. and Home Again…

It’s time to reflect on our last week and pick out 5 favorites to share at Friday’s Fave Five hosted by Living to Tell the Story. Thanks Susanne for hosting this worthwhile event…


Dear and I just got back from 8 days in Washington D.C. Dear was one of the representatives of his company at the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting. We left a couple days early so the two of us could do some sight seeing before his responsibilities began at the conference. So here are my favorites…

1. Being in our Nation’s capitol again after 40 years and having time to enjoy many of the major tourist spots.


2. Visiting Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. This is an out of the way gem in Washington D.C. I’ll be dividing up my day there in 2 or 3 posts soon. It’s the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post.

3. Having a visit from my brother Leonard while we were in Washington D.C. He happened to be in Baltimore for business so he drove south to see us in D.C. our last evening there. We sat around and talked for a couple hours before he had to head back. We live in Seattle and Leonard lives in Dallas. What a great surprise that our paths could cross.


Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz. I saw them at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

4.  “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” “Oh, but anyway, Toto, we’re home. Home! And this is my room, and you’re all here. And I’m not gonna leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all, and – oh, Auntie Em – there’s no place like home”

We arrived back to Seattle with Sunshine and fresh blooms all over the yard. We are finally getting Spring here! I was so happy to fall into my own bed. It’s great to travel but it’s wonderful to come home again.

5. Katie just got back from spending time with Andrew before he leaves on deployment. On Thursday we had lunch together and then we went to Bed Bath and Beyond so she could register for the wedding in January. It was fun to click on all that fun stuff.

We have another day of sunshine here in the Seattle area. So lovely and so appreciated. We’re off today to finish up Katie and Andrew’s registry at Macy’s and Target. Later tonight we get to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. What’s on your agenda for the day?

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “FFF ~ D.C. and Home Again…

  1. My husband and I got to take an anniversary trip to DC last year and it was so much fun! I enjoyed your post very much. But I do agree -there’s no place like home. (And I say that from one NW-ester to another!)

  2. Glad you”re home Ellen! Your pictures are great! I think the last time I was there was when I was 12 years old. It’s on my bucket list.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and FFF. thanks for leaving a comment. Oh, I’d love to visit DC. My oldest is transferring to a college in VA in the fall so maybe some day I’ll get there. Nice pics. and love Dorothy’s shoes. Have a wonderful weekend

  4. Great trip to D.C., Ellen. I’m glad you got to see so much–Leonard, Ruby Slippers, Post Mansion. And it was wonderful that Katie was able to see Andrew.

    About martinis–when we walk in to our local ‘coffee place, usually my drink isalready started by the time I get to the register 🙂

  5. What a nice trip! I’d love to go to D.C. someday. My agenda, well, it’s a bit late tonight, but tomorrow I’ll be shopping for bathroom accessories; ie rods, curtains, etc. And if the weather holds, a bit of gardening is on the list.

  6. Great photos, as always……looks like you had a great time being a tourist! How wonderful that your brother was close enough to come to you for a visit!

  7. I enjoyed your post so much…its nice to tag-a-long on these business trips isn’t it…I used to more of that than I do now….I miss it sometimes….hard to coordinate with the activities I have going on here.
    Wonderful that you could visit with your brother..
    It must have been exciting to help your daughter pick out items for her new home.

    I don’t have a lot of plans this morning. I might go for a walk after breakfast….then I bought a few flowers on Thursday that I need to set out….I’m going to catch up on blogging friends and might do some work on sewing projects.
    Mama Bear

  8. like the others, i enjoy your photos so much. someday i hope to also visit washington dc, but for now i am a vicarious tourist.

    the ruby slippers? how fun! i think i’ll have to dig out that film and have a movie night. now if only i had some popcorn.

    looks like you have something fun to plan and look forward to in january.

  9. I love visiting cities steeped in history and museums are one of my first places to suggest visiting. Looks like it was a great trip in spite of the fact that your hubby had meetings.

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