Trip Re-cap

Did you enter my SkincareRx $20 giveaway
Ok here it is the long awaited trip re-cap. 
The purpose of our trip was to see our grandparents who all live in the  East Coast.
To begin this trip, Sean started out in Charlotte, NC and visited with his family. I was suppose to go but the day before we were suppose to leave (which was Saturday), I got an email stating I had an in-person job interview Monday morning. This was the second round of interviews for this position and we prayed about it and decided it was important enough for me to stay behind and do the interview in-person even though the company gave me the option of doing the interview via video chat. 
So Sean went to Charlotte and I didn't leave until Tuesday. Our original plan was to drive up to Washington DC on Tuesday and stay there through Thursday. I flew directly into Washington DC on Tuesday, Sean picked me up and we headed to my friend's house who we were staying with. 
The purpose of going through Washington, DC instead of directly to our next destination, Sharon, PA was to allow me to see my Boss's Washington DC office which I have not yet seen in the 6 years that I have worked in his district office. If you aren't up to date on my work situation, my Boss has worked as a representative for CA for 32 years and decided he will not run for re-election this upcoming November. Thus leaving all of us having to find new employment by the end of the year. Another reason we went to DC was because Sean had never visited, Washington DC so I wanted him to experience the sights and sites and feel all the power that Washington, DC holds.
After a delicious dinner on Tuesday night after I arrived, we hit up the Dupont Circle area and then headed back to my friends place to sleep.
Wednesday morning was the big visiting day, the DC office, the Capitol including a tour on the House floor. The House of Representatives was in recess the week we visited which gave us the opportunity to visit the House floor. What a magnificent building the Capitol is, of course with all the history surrounding it.
After the Capitol tour, we walked the National Mall, checked out some of the Smithsonian museums, walked to the Washington Monument, saw the World War II monument and then headed over to the White House. 
Just a few photos of our day in Washington DC for your viewing pleasure.









And if I haven't worn you enough with photos here are just a few more.





After a day of touring we were wiped out but not before another good friend of mine who I knew in college who lives in DC joined us for dinner. That is one thing I love about the experiences I have had and the many places I have lived, being able to see friends in different parts of the country.
The next morning, Thursday, before we headed out to Pennsylvania, we stopped by the Georgetown area and of course had to stop by Georgetown Cupcakes. Yes it was 9:45am and we stood in line for the place to open up at 10am, however, we did hold off and wait to eat the cupcakes until after lunch.


After these few photos, my camera unfortunately didn't take great photos the rest of the trip, major disappointment and I feel like I'm not a proper blogger for you all. 
So I will briefly re-cap the rest of the trip for you. We arrived in Sharon, PA to visit with Sean's other grandma and hung out with one of his uncles and his aunt that night. After lunch on Friday, we hit the road again going West to Toledo, OH where my grandma and one of my aunts live. We saw them for dinner and lunch on Saturday. After lunch we headed north to attend my youngest cousin's high school graduation in Troy, MI. After enjoying his party we crashed at my uncle's house that night and then headed out to Ann Arbor where my sister and her boyfriend lives. We enjoyed a short rain shower during lunch and then the rest of the day the sun was shining as bright as ever. After dinner, we headed back to Toledo Sunday night so we could see my grandma one more time on Monday before we flew out Monday afternoon.
Is anyone tired from reading all that?? I was tired before the trip just thinking of all the visiting and all the driving we had on our agenda.
Overall, it was a great trip seeing a lot of family.
p.s. 3 days after the interview, I got an email saying I didn't get the job, the search continues!

25 comments:

Jess said...

I love DC. Georgetown has some of my favorite shopping! I hope your interview went well.

Stesha said...

aww Meg I love these! I love DC and it is totally you!!! How did your interview go? I cant wait to hear more from the trip! Hi to Sean!!

xx

Alexa said...

Meg! Great photos! Love the one of you guys in front of "California." DC is seriously one of my favorite places...love seeing and learning about the history of our country! :)

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love the photos, sounds like a great trip! I know you will find a great job - to bad you had to miss part of your trip for the interview though.

Simply LKJ said...

Wow, what a whirlwind trip! But, I bet it was a lot of fun seeing all your relatives. I totally missed the thing about you HAVING to find a new job. Best wishes!!

Samantha Shepherd said...

Love seeing your photos! Looks like you had a very full but joyful trip. :)

Sierra Penrod said...

Sorry about the job! Job searching is the worst, but at least you got to do it in style. Last time I was in DC it was for the 4th of July. It was so crowded that we couldn't really get close enough to see the fireworks, but I enjoyed the patriotic spirit of it all!

CALLIE said...

Whew!!! I'm tired just reading all that, but I know it was a blast! So glad to have a recap and that y'all got to see your families.

Michelle said...

Love your pictures! Sorry about your job.

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

I love visiting DC. We live about an hour in a half outside of it.. It's only a place I could visit though. Could NEVER live there!

Ruthie Hart said...

I think you should go into politics...you look good sitting in that office! haha. My favorite picture is the one of yall "holding up" the monument haha. And georgetown cupcakes....YUM!!! I loved that show!

Liz Brown said...

I visited DC with my family when I was ... 9? I would give anything to go back! It looks like you had a fun (really full) time there. :)

Raquel said...

I looove living here in DC! There's always so much to do and it's so beautiful here. Glad you had a fun trip!

Brooke Shemwell said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Better luck with the next job opportunity!

Sarah said...

Whoa girl! I'm tired just reading that!! Too bad you couldn't have traveled a little further south in OH!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

WOW!!! What an awesome trip!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wait, before I get into the amazingness that is this post, I have a few things...

How did I not know you had a sister? For some reason I thought you had a brother. And I'm sorry about the job. BUT at least it was practice for the next interview.

OK onto the trip - amazing! You guys really went all over. That's so cool! Sounds like you spent a lot of time enjoying family and the sights. So happy for you :)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

I've still never been to DC, but would definitely love to visit. Your pictures look amazing. Love love the outfit of you in your black maxi skirt and lace top. Still casual and perfect for summer, but so chic!

Allyson Butler said...

How fun! Love the pictures. I really want to go back to DC someday!

Aimee R. said...

Wow! What a trip! Sounds cool though to be able to visit so many cities and family members in one trip. I would love to do the west coast like that one day. Start at Seattle and end up in San Diego. We'll see. Sorry to hear about the job :( Everything will work out in the perfect timing...it always does :))

Jamie said...

Love DC!! Glad you had fun :) I'm from Maryland and never get tired of visiting DC! And I soo want to try Georgetown Cupcakes!!

<3 Jamie

Stephanie said...

Ah...so sorry about the interview. I know it's tough, but it wasn't meant to be and there is something better out there for you!! Yay for stopping in Michigan! :)

JWF said...

I love DC...and that gavel suits you!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

It sounds like you had a fun trip! I love the pictures. Sharon isn't too far away from where I live...I think about an hour!
I'm sorry you didn't get the job. Best of luck!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Soooo fun!