Among other things today, we brought up our Advantix and Samsung picture prints which we took during the 1998-2010 period along with our digital shots. In the process, I came across those from a trip back to D.C. for my Birthday in 2005. Our plan included picking up Carolyn, getting Julie from her apartment in Lincoln and driving to Columbus, IN to visit Tim, Laura and family. After a day of rest we added Tony and Maggie to our carload and left early for the Hampton Inn on old Lee Highway in Fairfax. It was not a happy day of travel with one of the girls having to set in the middle of our La Saber's front seat.
It was further complicated by my having problems finding the Hampton Inn. We had been in touch with Verlon who drove up from Richmond, and we all met at Jon & Mary's the next morning. The 10 of us rode the Subway down to the Mall for the Folk Festival and visited the Museum of Natural History. We got out to RFK with our "all day passes" and saw the Nationals beat Toronto 5-2. We rode the Orange line to Vienna and Mary rode with us for directions to the Hotel. It was a long day but a good Birthday. We spent the next day with Verlon in Old Town Alexandria and Jon's joined us near the Hotel for supper. We headed out early the next day and got back to Tim's in Columbus where Laura had a Kettle of Chili soup and Frog's Eye salad ready. Tim and Laura went to work the next day and the rest of us did a lot of shopping at the Outlet Mall. We left early the next morning and were back in Seward by 8:45. Great Trip.