Home again, home again, jiggity jig! I love being different places, but am not a great traveler. I always want to be in my OWN bed come nightfall. I'm so happy to be back in our own bed tonight, with our own 'stuff' about us! We did have a wonderful time - other than the youngster problem one day - and Mt. Vernon was totally worth all the botheration at the Smithsonian. We stopped last evening at a nice Holiday Inn outside of Richmond. Had some good beds, and slept well. Had a good breakfast after we loaded the truck & then headed south.
My blog buddy Candee (http://cardcornerbycandee.blogspot.com/) had been telling me of this wonderful place in Greensboro, NC (http://www.bettysscrapbookroom.com/. It's not too far off the interstate we were traveling, so I programmed Miss G to find it for us. I didn't communicate with Candee that we might stop, as I didn't know how DH would be feeling at that point on the trip (wanting to get home, and not wanting to hunt up a stamp store, if you get my drift :-}). We did find the place, and oh, gosh, was it sensation overload when I walked in. Had loads of fun, got lots of stuff, and didn't even really get to half the store. I had introduced myself to the owner, and explained who had sent me, how we met, blah, blah. So after my receipt got printed out, I commented that they really ought to give Candee a BIG DISCOUNT for sending me in. We were getting ready to exit the store, and the owner says "Look who is coming in". It was Candee & her DH, whom I wouldn't have recognized, because she has no profile picture at her blog....Talk about Serendipity. We had a nice little chat outside the store, and it was a lovely ending to our trip.
We finished the route back to SC, and rolled into our garage about 8pm tonight. We have the truck unloaded, and I promised that I'd clean the windshield (bug guts) and vac out the inside tomorrow. Plus I have laundry & laundry to do! (and yes, I know it's Mother's Day!)
So let me end this with a wish to all of the Mothers who read this, that you will have a most happy day, hopefully spending some part of it with your children. Alas, mine is in another state, but I expect she will call in the evening. Her card arrived today, but I'm saving it for tomorrow.
Again, thanks for joining me, and I hope to have some pictures soon. No telling how the ones I took in Washington will turn out. Have a great evening, and Hugs...AND HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!