Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back from D.C.

Ike finished his two classes and got A's in both classes! He was so worried and checked the computer constantly till they were posted. I, on the other hand had no doubt that his hard work would pay off!! I am too proud! Ike took his final on Thursday morning and that afternoon we headed to Alabama to spend the night with a little stop at Moe's on the way. We love that place! We miss having one in our town! We shopped a little and then headed to our hotel. Ike and I were excited about our hotel. Our friends have been telling us we should do the name your own price thing through priceline so we gave it a try and got a great deal! Friday morning we got up EARLY and caught our flight to D.C.. Aunt Iris (Mr. Ira's sister) lives there and we got to go stay with her for a few days! This has been the light at the end of the tunnel for us. :) So hear is a play by play of the trip..
Friday- Board the plane at 5:30.. Fly to Atlanta, then board the plane for D.C... Aunt Iris and Debbie pick us up at the airport and we go to aunt Iris's house and rest before going to have supper and play games with the Szabo's. We had a blast!
On the plane.Saturday- Aunt Iris took us to the outlets close to her house. She knows how much I love to shop!! We spent the day there, and it was tax free weekend which I was soooo excited about! Ike is such a trooper! He is a great little shopper! That night Aunt Iris had steaks for us and we grilled at her house it was delicious! Sunday- Rose and Chris stopped by after they got home. They had been in Africa on a mission trip for 2 weeks. So we chatted with them a little and then we headed to the east coast. Neither of us had ever been to the east coast so we were excited that Aunt Iris had been so sweet and reserved us a room there! We loved it, the beaches are really nice and family friendly! That night we ate at the hotel restaurant which turned out to be so fancy and the food was great! AND we had sticky rolls and they brought out a little bowl of water for our fingers! My first experience with that, I loved it!! Then it was off to the boardwalk! I love the board walk (and the ice cream). It was filled with people, food, and just fun shops! Monday- Ike and I got up and headed out to the beach for a little bit. It was nice to be out there! Then it was off to more outlets! I was loving it! And this time we were in Delaware, no sales tax!! YIPPY! I had packed an extra duffle bag to use as a carry on, so no worries about the luggage being over! :) That night we drove back to the Bay Bridge and met Chris and Rose at a restruant that looked our over the bay! It was beautiful. Tuesday- Ike and I took the metro to downtown D.C. to see some of the museums. Our first visit to D.C. aunt Iris's friend gave us a monument tour, but I had never seen the museums. I love the American history museum, especially the First ladies! Ike thought it was so great that all the ladies there have on their high heels all the time! :) I am a big fan of the metro. My least favorite part of the D.C./Baltimore area is the traffic! I get headaches from being tense. This is the first time we have gone that Ike did not get sick from the traffic! So I think we both liked the metro! That night Ike and Josh played a little tennis, and I enjoyed a walk in the park. Then we went back to aunt Iris's house to play cards (we did this most nights). We all love cards, even if Ike usually wins. on the Metro!
We had a great time! We love spending time with our family! Thank you Aunt Iris for showing us such a great time! We love you.
on our way home...We were not as excited as we look.

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