I have been a bit M.I.A. as far as posting . . .
Within the past 2 weeks I have been on 3 separate trips . . with only a day or two in-between them.
It has certainly been a whirlwind for us.
Just got back from our trip to D.C. . . . Hubby had a business trip there.
While I was in D.C., I met up with a fellow blogger and friend. . . .
~ ~ and had 2 great days of adventure.
You will know later who that “friend” is as I will be doing another post on our adventures!
I arrive at her house an hour later than I anticipated . . .
~ ~ even with my Garmin in the car . . . I rode in circles trying to get out of the heart of D.C.
Her hubby called me and talked me through getting through the D.C. streets and on the the main highway!
Yep, I was going in circles within a 2 mile radius in D.C. for an hour!
When I arrived at her home . . .
~ ~ she asked, “do you mind taking a 2 hour trip” . . . I am always up for a good road trip!
So off we go . . . from Virginia to Pennsylvania!
We arrive at this beautiful storefront.
My hubby called me from the office . . . just to “check in”
He asked where we were . . . I told him Pennsylvania!
“Well, he said, I guess it’s better than Canada, as you won’t be back in time to pick me up” !!
P.S. . . . we were running late, so he took the Metro to meet us for dinner!
When we arrived at the Antique Market it was lunchtime . . .
~ ~ we decided to go to lunch first, so that we would have nourishment to have lots of energy to shop!
This was the view from our table . .
The restaurant had beautiful views of the Susquehanna River.
The Marketplace was huge . . . sometimes while strolling through the aisles, I felt “lost”
There were hundreds of booths . . . and many of them were having sales!!!
You can spend the entire day there! . . . Seriously.
The prices were great and when there was a discount . . . well, it was even better.
Most sales that some booths had were an additional 15 to 30% off!
So here is my “loot” prior to them wrapping up the pieces . . .
~ ~ 3 ironstone tureens . . . all made in England.
~ ~ ~ ~ one chamber pot with lid . . . (this one was $8.00 with 20% off) 🙂
The total including tax on all 4 items was $67.00 . . . OH HAPPY DAY!!!
My “friend” got lots of deals too!!!…and one of them was a vintage scale for $5.00, yes, $5.00 !!
So stay tuned for Part 2 of my trip to D.C.
But in the meantime . . . I want to share our granddaughter’s Moshi Monster (our Flat Stanley) . .
~ ~ his name is Oddie.
My granddaughter gave Oddie to my hubby as good luck charm and he travels everywhere with us.
Oddie and I tried to convince the White House security to let us take a picture on the “lawn” . . .
~ ~ we both smiled and asked nicely . . . they said “no way”!!!
So he settled for a pic through the fence!…a bit out of focus from his pleading and whining.
After a long day of seeing some sights . . . Oddie relaxed with us at a D.C. Steakhouse . . .
~ ~ saying, “it was a good day” ! !
And Oddie and I wish you a good day too!!!