Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Virginia is for Lovers. So I went to D.C. instead.

Question: When are broken hearts a good thing?
Answer: Why, on Valentine's Day, of course!

Two weeks ago I received a text from Scottie the Hottie: What are you doing for Valentines?
'I'm single... nothing special. Maybe a movie. You?'
"Going to D.C. Want to come?"
'Driving or flying?'
"Flying. You can use my buddy pass."
'SURE!'

And so the adventure began. Scottie the Hottie needed a break from the city, especially since his most recent ex-girlfriend lives in town. Valentine's Day is tough if you're single but especially rough when a place sparks so many memories - which can be avoided if you travel to a different state and do some sight seeing.

Mission: Get Out of Town
Destination: Washington, D.C.

We spent Saturday walking. The weather was perfect. While walking, a sculpture garden caught my attention.

First there was this guy. Or gal. I'm not really sure of the gender, just that s/he seems to be missing something.


This piece was at the intersection of Peel and Banana.

The Wizard from Emerald City was there.

So was this funky, uh, thing. I loved the curves.

Oh, more curves! I really like how the tree curves to the dirt symbolizing creation and strength...

Speaking of trees, this is the National Christmas Tree. It was planted a few months before I was born. Tell me, which one of us makes 30 look good?!

(Hint: there is one correct answer and it doesn't rhyme with Fashional Mistress Key.)

Oh, and Obama was there. He didn't say much though. I thought he was a bit flat and 2 dimensional, but that's just me. All in all, Mission Get-Out-of-Town was a success. Thank goodness for friends who work for airlines, for buddy passes, but mostly, thank goodness for ex girlfriends!

14 comments:

Beth said...

Your pictures (with the accompanying comments) lead me to believe you're a great traveling companion! Lots of laughs.
Glad you got out of town and had a good time.

Shankar said...

Whose glasses is the President holding?

Charlotta-love said...

Beth: In my humble opinion, I'm a FANTASTIC travel companion! :o)

Shankar: I have no idea. I wondered that very thing. He didn't say anything when I asked.

Shankar said...

If he's going to solve our problems, perhaps he's better off actually wearing them. It's the little details that he needs to spot.

PS: I've got a big trip planned soon. Wanna come with me?

Charlotta-love said...

Shankar: In every picture I've seen of the President, every clip I've watched, and every article I've read, he doesn't have glasses. I really thought it odd that he holds them in that cut out. Very random.

Where you headed?!

Jared and Katy said...

AWESOME! I've always wanted to go! I went when I was VERY young, but I don't remember

Lauren said...

Looks like it was a fun getaway. I thought you had a valentines though? you need to update me on your life. I also loved DC. There's so many things to see.

Bone said...

We have a large tree sculpture garden near here. It's called The Forest. Kind of a catchy name, I thought.

The Wallaces said...

Wow that is great. You are so funny with the way you word things. I love it! I miss going to the branch and seeing you often

Ashley and Aaron said...

Love the reference to 'return to oz'...that movie rules...and it also kinda freaked me out as a kid. Also, if Scottie really is a hottie, why aren't the two of you hooked up?

Lisa Johnson said...

Sounds like SO MUCH FUN! I am so glad to see you're blogging again!

Presley family said...

Looks like LOTS of fun!!!! What a great trip! We go to DC all of the time. Collin goes to a hospital out there right outside of DC. Yes, we travel across the whole country... the team of docs are truly that good!!!!

Paul and Sarah said...

You have become one lazy blogger ...

the MILKY way (Chrissy) said...

so, does it rhyme with harlot? kidding!!! although, it does rhyme...

yer a hoot!