Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On our way...

My bags are packed. The house sitter is on route. The dogs are unaware.

Tomorrow the girls and I are headed down to DC to begin exploring the area. We need to find a great area to live, a dance studio, a horse farm, a synagogue, a junk store, a place that has great cheeseburgers, and a dog park.

Luckily we already know that DC has some gorillas. The girls and I plan to make the acquaintance of the National Zoo gorillas at our earliest convenience. I wonder if they will be able to tell that the girls and I are gorilla people. Will they know that we have spent hours staring through the glass into the eyes of their nearly human brothers and sisters?

These are the things we need to sort out.

One of the highlights of our trip will be visiting my best friends from college, Jenny and Matt. When we were in college, people didn't have email. Or cell phones. I was still a cat person.

The world is a very different place and yet, there they are- those two crazy kids who fell head over heels for each other, who traveled the world, had three kids and are traveling the world again. I can't wait to see them.

So there you go. That is the extent of the excitement in my life. No dead birds, insects, or rodents. No barf, animal or otherwise, just a civilized trip to visit the birth of our new life.


alice said...

That sounds like quite the checklist, hope you find everything you want!

DC was actually on our list of possible places to move to. The two things that interest me the most? The National Zoo and the Smithsonian. I'd get a minimum wage job selling tickets in ANY of the buildings just to be able to spend all my time soaking up the amazingness that is the Smithsonian.

However, I feel like at this point if we decided to go to DC... Amy would just plotz. Again.

Johanna said...

I'm glad you guys have thought of taking a break from that routined life! DC is a fun place,do explore every bit of it! I love zoos and my favorite animals would be a horse,deer and giraffes!
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Chunky Mama said...

BEST of luck! Have fun exploring your new town! :)

Justine said...

Oh I miss the zoo. As a homeschooler, you will love all the free museums. I never realized how much I would miss it until up in $15/ticket Massachusetts.
I've got the cheeseburgers covered: Elevation Burger. We frequented the Falls Church location back when we lived there, but word on the street is that they are infiltrating Maryland too. Soooo good.

Thea said...

Good Luck with everything - have fun!

Amanda said...

There are wonderful gorillas at the DC zoo. And the zoo and all the Smithsonian museums are free! And I've heard Elevation Burger is good; also Five Guys is absolutely perfect in my estimation (and many others')!