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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Long Day... Cold Day... Good Day...

I spent the day in DC with Ryan today... we checked out the newly-remodeled American History Museum (pretty cool); we ran into the Natural History Museum to quickly peruse a new ocean exhibit we've been waiting for; we watched the really balance-challenged skaters hobble their way around the fountain-cum-skating-rink in the Sculpture Garden; and we finished up at the National Christmas Tree, which was pretty. It was cold as crap, but a great day overall. Here are some photos... Loved this one of the Washington Monument. The light was great...
Oh Christmas Tree... My Christmas Elf...
Though you can't see it in this photo, if you zoom in close, there's a figure standing in the middle window, dressed in what looks like a maid's uniform. Ryan and I decided she's a ghost that haunts the White House. I hope she gives W nightmares.

21 comments:

Mel said...

I like your pictures. I love my goddaughter. I don't love that you went to DC again without me, but that's what I get for living so far away. I also don't love that W still lives in the White House, but we've got less than a month. I do love my bed and I'm going to go get in it as soon as I finish watching The Office Christmas Special which I'm sure to get all teary-eyed at again when Dawn goes back to the office and kisses Tim. Aw!

Merry Christmas, pal o' mine.

Anonymous said...

Great pics!

Heather's M

Lee said...

Love the tree.

May your Christmas be a truly joyous one. Thank you for all your support during an 'interesting' year.

Protege said...

Diane, the pictures are amazing, love the first one because of the colour of the sky and the tree pictures came out incredibly well. They could be used in adds.;) Ryan is so very cute; glad you guys had fun!;))
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve Diane, I wish that with all my heart.;))
xoxo
Z

Tom said...

I'm on a dial-up. Do you know what that means?

It means I get the top picture first, very slowly, then the second and so on...

Halfway through the second one I'm thinking "Uh-oh, how many more phallic symbols to come?".

Then I realise you've corrupted me and I'm thinking gutter thoughts as well and that's just not me.

When the last couple of images loaded, I realised that you're just a wonderful mother after all and taking her kid on a sight-seeing trip! I really hope you had a great time!

I wish both you and Ryan a wonderful Christmas! Those sights look wonderful, I hope to visit Washington one day.

Henry the Dog said...

Lovely tree - makes me feel all Christmassey. Your little pup looks a real cutey. Happy Christmas Diane & best wishes for 2009. xxxx

Sometimes Sophia said...

Beautiful pictures... but if I'm seeing correcting, that's one really tall maid. (I hope she scares the bejesus out of W, too.)

A very happy Christmas to you and Ryan... and thanks for your terrific blog and comments, too. It's been a grand year.

Heinous said...

Great pictures! Send that maid over to my house after she's done there. That could save me some work.

HLiza said...

Merry Christmas you two! Ryan looked like she really had fun. And what you said made me zoomed in on that maid..I wish she haunts too.

Andy said...

Nice photos- I really want to go to D.C. It's been too long. Like three administrations too long.

Merry Christmas, Diane (Donna?)!

Jenners said...

Great photos!

I'm glad you had a great (albeit cold) day! Sounds like you have a great new Christmas tradition for you two!

Have the merriest of Christmases!

SouthernBelle said...

What a fantastic photo of the Washington Monument! And everything else too, but that one is the bomb.

Happy Holidays!

jill said...

Great shots....looks like a fun day!

Merry Christmas!!!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Cool in both senses of the word!

Maithri said...

Happy Christmas my friend,

Much love to you and yours,

Beautiful pics!!

M

justsomethoughts... said...

beautiful pictures. maybe the maid was there for bill cl.... nah, nevermind...

Deutlich said...

ha! you two were totally in my neck of the woods!

Beep said...

Merry Christmas to you and your daughter. I haven't been to DC in many years and have been wanting to go back, especially to see the museums again. I lived there for a short time in the early 80s. Keep warm, though! Tell W goodbye for me :) Less than a month left to put up with him!

Jane! said...

LOVE that WM picture!
Well, the others, too, but you know what I mean.
Hope you are having some rockin' holidays addled girl!

Cat said...

Spooky!

Heather said...

I'm so behind on all of my favorite blogs!! I was such a slacker while I was out of town this week.
Love the pictures!!!!! :)