Monday, March 19, 2012

Scenes from Washington-Ouch!

Son's college trumpet ensemble competed in the National Trumpet Competition at George Mason University last week, so we spent several enjoyable days listening to a lot of talented trumpet players and touring nearby Washington DC. including Alexandria
Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria
Several Smithsonian museums
The National Cathedral
The Space Window

Kneeler and stoll handstitched by Cathedral sewing guild
Seeing the beautiful monuments and the cherry trees about to burst into bloom

and Fair Oaks Hospital
As we hurried to catch a train on Saturday morning to visit Georgetown (home of Georgetown cupcakes!) I tripped over a hose at the Metro station. Thought I could walk it off and actually boarded the train, only to realize the pain was pretty bad. Apparently I fractured the kneecap. This is actually our fourth vacation that has included a trip to an emergency room. Does your family have these kinds of vacation experiences too?


Prims By The Water said...

Well knock on wood..accidents have not happened on our vacations. Hope you get better...beautiful pics the museum ones. Take care, Janice

Barbie Jo said...

Looks like you had a great vacation with the exception of your poor knee!! Yikes! Hope it heals quickly Roberta!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh YIKES Roberta!! - our family doesn't usually have those types of vacation experiences....but then again, we haven't had a vacation in years and years. (You're making me think that's a good thing.) Hope that heals properly and soon - the kneecap issue is what has our family in such a quandary these days....Little Crow has had two surgeries since 11/30 and no resolution. The surgeons are scratching their collective heads and are telling us they don't know what to tell us. Hope your story ending is much happier.....(Awesome crocks in the photos though!!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh your poor girl! Hope you recover quickly.The trip looks like you had a good early start though.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Raggedy Creations said...

Oh Roberta, we were going along so well and then I wondered why you were showing us a picture of a hospital. So sorry you injured your knee. At least you didn't have to stay. I hope you are better soon.


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Ouch~Looks like a great vacation~ (but not the boo-boo)~beautiful photos, love the blossoms~
thanks for taking us along~
wishing you a speedy recovery~

lilraggedyangie said...

Roberta my goodness you just having a rough go of it lately sheesh ...I have those types of vacations so dont feel alone ! Love all the pics I have never been to DC would love to someday ! Sending up healing prayers and sending you great big spring hugs lil raggedy angie

alltheseboys said...

See....this is why I don't go on vacation, lol!!! Ouch..I hope your knee feels better! I have problems with my knees from an old injury years and years ago! It is not fun!! Katie

Donna said...

Hope you are healing fast. Thank goodness you were not hurt worse!
Beautiful photos and projects. Blessings and healing!