The first time I've visited Charlottesville, Virginia in the summer.
The first time John and I have done a major road-trip together.
The first time I've had to drive through the night to get somewhere.
The first time I'll get to spend three consecutive days together with my favorite little siblings and nephew .
|My adorable nephew, Zeb.|
|My favorite little siblings, Mei Leigh and Jin Tao|
The first time all of John's brothers and sisters have been together under the same roof since our wedding back in October.
And the first time I get to go here...
That's right folks, I'm heading to D.C.! Words cannot express my excitement. I have never been there, and that fact has become an embarrassment I can't live with much longer, and won't have to come Saturday!Since I'm a capital noob, I need your help (see bottom of post.)
We're day tripping with my sister-in-law (Chelsea) and her husband (Justin) to see all that we can see. Justin works for a Senator and has gotten us a private tour of the capital building. (*jumps up and down*) Thank God we just got the new zoom lens for our d-slr because I'll need it to capture such a beautiful city. I can't wait to share my pics with you guys.
I've really been keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get to cross paths with Mr. Obama. That would really round out my trip and knock another "first" of my list..."shake hands with president or presidential candidate." He's a big fan of the "thumbs up," so I would even settle for exchanging one of those if need be.
So, this is it until next Tuesday. My apologies for the radio silence. But I will be thinking of you all every time I snap a shot, and hope to be able to put some of your recommendations to good use...
If you've visited or live in or around D.C. do you have any tips on things we must do or places we must eat?