...we've not had the chance to think much about the fact that Phillip has been deployed.
We've said our "Good-bye" and "See you later" to both Phillip and Alaska. And tonight, the kids and I are so tired, that I'm typing from our hotel room in Arlington, VA while Gabe peeks out of the room window periodically for the start of the July 4th fireworks.
Last week, we were in the Jersey City/NYC area, and had a really good time visiting with Jessica, an old friend and co-worker. On the first day that we were there, Sarah woke up extremely sick (couldn't even keep water down for more than 5 minutes), so that put a huge damper on plans to spend the entire day in NYC, but by the afternoon, she was thankfully well enough to eat soup, etc, and swim for a while in Jessica's pool. While we were visiting Jessica, we got the chance to spend time on the Jersey Shore, and go into NYC to see some of the sights there.
It was so good to see Jessica; to finally see for myself, and put images to names and places that she's talked about over the years. And, I had no idea how crazy Times Square could be on a Friday night!
We left Jessica's house via Amtrak and arrived at Union Station here in Washington DC on Saturday. Yesterday, we spent over 5 hours in the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, and about 2 hours in the Air & Space Museum. Today, we spent time with a dear friend (Kristen) at her house below Arlington, and tomorrow, we plan to finish what we started last night, plus more.
This area is crazy, busy with people right now. The metro was filled with people going into the city for the fireworks. And I didn't much envy them. Better you fight the crowd, than me. Did I mention that I'm tired?
As soon as I can, I will put pictures up in the photo collection.