So, while my daughter was on Spring Break, I experienced something I hadn’t experienced in a long time.
A paid holiday.
A long weekend.
We spent Easter in Washington, DC, with my traveling companion, M. and his Indian housemates.
Washington, DC, is approximately 3.5 hours from my house by car. I say approximately because traffic can fluctuate.
We left at 8ish Friday morning, stopping at our local Target for band-aids, nail polish remover and bagels. We always run into people we know and give lots of hugs so we didn’t get going until 9.
We stopped around 11:30 in York, Pa., to use the gym. We certainly are getting our money’s worth from our Planet Fitness membership.
And then… after a hearty upper body workout and slaying the crunches… there was a Five Guys outside.
We had the man who waited on us cracking up.
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We arrived in DC at 3.
We hung around the house and had some amazing paneer for dinner. Then we went to Harris Teeter for groceries. This jelly bean addict was offended to see that they only carried Brach’s or Starburst jelly beans. No Just Born?!?!
In the morning, I took our Indian host to the gym in Silver Springs.
In the afternoon, we visited the Frederick Douglass house. That Victorian home is in tact. His books. His desk. His ice box. His dumbbells. His chair. His trunks. His rug beater.
Took my breath away.
Then we went to National Harbor. To the Peep store. Where, even though I am from the Lehigh Valley where Just Born makes my jelly beans and Peeps, I purchased a big batch of candy.
And fed my Indian host his first Peep.
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