After the conference, we hung around for a few days to have a bit of a holiday and do some sight seeing and some shopping.
One thing I really wanted to buy while we were in the USA was pyjamas with feet. They don’t make them past size 18 months here and Gorgeous Girl only just fits into that size now (she is 2 and 1/2). It took a bit of searching (ok I looked in Target and they referred me to the Children’s Place) but we found them. The store was also selling sunglasses.
Here is my fashionista.
We went to The Mall and visited some of the Smithsonian museums.
This is in the Air and Space Museum.
There was evidence of spring all around.
However, Gorgeous Girl did complain that it was cold.
She was starting to fuss a little by this point.
Of course, since we were in DC we needed to take pictures with some landmarks.
Gorgeous Girl was a bit distracted by the little girl walking past.
We then went to the United States Botanic Garden where they had an orchid exhibit and we were able to defrost a little.
By this time Gorgeous Girl was fading fast, so we found a McDonalds for lunch, back at the Air and Space Museum – that’s the biggest McDonald’s I’ve ever seen in my life!
Fortified by such nutritious fare we then went to the American Indian Museum. It would have been great to spend more time there, but a tired 2 year old meant that we did a very quick tour.
Gorgeous Man then took Gorgeous Girl back to the hotel for a nap and I visited JoAnn’s.
There was fabric shopping – which will be featured on the blog soon in a test block for Gorgeous Man’s quilt and some scrapbooking supply shopping as well. I was a bit worried about weight, so I didn’t buy as much as I would have liked to but I still managed to add about 14 yards of fabric to the stash. all of it except for 1/4 yard is for my next quilt though. I figured it was better to over-buy yardage than to run short, since it’s not like I can just pop down to my local store to get more. lol