He worked there this last summer and I so badly wanted to go visit, but it didn't work in to my schedule - and, well - he sort of had to work.... so!!
Spring Break came and we decided to head out and be tourists!!!
And having someone who had lived, worked and walked around as a tour guide was quite fun!!
We arrived and promptly hit the Metro to get to our hotel:
1. I live in the middle of nowhere - we do not have a Metro - how much fun was that?
2. I am slightly claustrophobic ( okay a LOT that way) and the Metro - goes underground.... how much fun did my kid have keeping me from freaking out!)
3. After getting more comfortable with it - wow - what a way to get around! we didn't have to drive in that crazy traffic, or try to find a parking space, and a Metro Station was less than 1/2 a mile from our hotel.....
( PS - I live in the country - my mail box is farther from my house than that!)
Full Disclaimer - remember that Quilters see things wayyyy different that *normal* tourists! - just sayin'......
So.... this is us - we took the metro to our station and then had to go up this escalator to get to the ground level - there might have been a little panic in my voice when I looked up, and there might have been a tight gripping of the rail.... as my son says - come on Mom - lets step up it.... ya.... sure..
This is in the metro station - I was trying to be all artsy and catch a train ..
quick little things - I tell ya
But I loved the walls!
and the floors!!
I am sure people were staring at my son with sympathy
thinking what a nice young man -
taking his mother into public ....
Then we started walking
And I was sort of shocked!
And Ace store right there on the street
Our Ace store has a pull in, and a driveway for our large pickups
I did not see anyone driving out of that store with plywood.... hmmmmm
This is the top of a building that his buddy lives in
They have this cool rooftop stuff - there was a BBQ pit, and a table
and a water fountain...
All I have on the top of my house is .... well ... I don't know
It's not flat!
PS - you do see what I was trying to photograph way way way there in the back right??