Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Much more than Marching

So yes, if you haven't read my experience about the 9-12 March on Washington scroll down and take a minute. It was so surreal.


If you have then move on with me to just a few other (non-political) highlights from my trip.

Me jamming out to All American Rejects, at the NASCAR night race. I am not even sure if I really like them ,(my kids love them) but I have to admit, when they sang "Gives You Hell" I surprisingly sang at the top of my lungs like a teenage idiot. Someone from the racetrack with a KODAK jacket on came over and was taking pictures of me. Sweet. I am tween again.





The Mount Vernon dollhouse. This is a close up, just so you can see the details (Are you getting this, Lynnae?) Mount Vernon was spectacular, no doubt, but as I stood at this doll house I was suddenly 10 years old again holding a Dawn Doll in my hand with nothing but an Evil Kenivel male doll to be her date. Oh, the courting ( and motorcycle stunts) that could have gone in this house! It was to die for.



A little shot of a shop in Alexandria. We had just eaten at a delicious French Bakery (quiche, Lemon Scones, and Torte, thank you!) and finding this shop sent me into an excited panic attack. It continued as I walked out of the shop EMPTY HANDED. Thank goodness I snuck a few pictures to bring home with me. What I am sad I left behind... I vintage crown bamboo floor mat and artistic goddess bust statue. But really...how am I going to pack that stuff home?



At "The Trellis" restaurant in Williamsburg. This is the "Death by Chocolate" dessert and just take my word for it...it was FAB-U-LOUS! The topping, the layers, the fudge sauce it sat on (which I ate with spoon after I declared myself 'full')...it was all divine. If you ever go to Williamsburg, don't miss this. Cake like this doesn't come along every day....

and to think, I left some of it on the plate! Even my hubby and I couldn't finish it.

A decision that could ALMOST haunt a girl like me!

12 comments:

Hillary said...

That's funny about the Dawn Dolls and Evil Kenivel. We had a few Kens for our Barbies, but most of them were either dating or married to my dad's G.I. Joes who would come home from the war every once in a while.

Kristina P. said...

Wanna bring me a piece of that cake?

Jeremy and Ashley Bogard said...

I think my heart started to race seeing that fun shop too! You seriously need to start a little travel book with all the fun places to eat and places to go that we can all reference. Your trips are so fun! I am coming in your suit case next time.

Dione said...

I would love to visit that part of the country again. I was like, 7 years old. I think it's time.

CarrieAnn said...

You do the most fun, interesting, and amazing things! I am so jealous!

Wendyburd1 said...

That cake piece is HUGE!! Mmmm! It looks heavenly! And that shop looks like a haven of cool pics! Do people allow you to take pics of their merchandise??

Jessica G. said...

I have the Death by Chocolate cook book! And of course you didn't finish it...if you did, you'd die.

Jeanna GT said...

oh oh, it looks like you really did have an amazing trip! what a treat! and for next time, you could always ship stuff home... i did that when we went to NC because the big star just wouldn't fit in my suitcase... some things are just worth it!
we'll need to chat soon and catch up!!! and i'd love to see more pics!

The Head Eagle said...

Wait..did you say All American Rejects at NASCAR? Umm..I'm jealous much!

Seriously..what a great trip! You deserve it!

Lynnae said...

I was already planning for my dollhouse formal room to be 'Mount Vernon' blue. But I didn't see the dollhouse when I was there. That is soooo cool!

Julianna Hind said...

Hi Ramona! Love your blog, it is uplifting and fun. That piece of cake looks amazing, and I love the Dawn Doll House! Life is good.

Rosey Pollen said...

My daughter would LOVE that dollhouse display. she is into that right now. She did start a blog about dollhouses but quit after two weeks.!
What a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing, even if I did not get any cake.
Rosey