Tuesday, April 25, 2006


~K I'm dead tired, but knew that you wanted an update on our trip to DC, so here goes a few days worth.

Day one and two of our trip...

Where oh where do I begin. Might as well start from Thursday. We arrived into Baltimore around 7:30 p.m. Arrived in Crystal City at the hotel shortly before 10:00 p.m. and headed to the bar for something to eat. Tried calling Melinda, but she was dead to the world sleeping. Carla and Jim had not arrived yet, but left a message with the front dest that we were in the bar waiting on their arrival.

I knew that was her from far away. Just can't miss a beautiful smile like hers. We all were able to stop chatting long enough to grab a bite to eat, and I think we ended our night or I should say morning sometime around 0100...

The next day we had our first tour. I will let the pictures tell the story. Words can't describe it. You would honeslty have to see DC and Virginia in person to understand how awesome it was.

This one has to be one of my absolute favorite pictures. This was taken outside of Walter Reed Medical Center with a wounded Soldier. Carla and I were just beside ourselves. Talk about something breath taking, when these soldiers started across that street towards us, my heart skipped a beat, I even stopped traffic for some of them. Carla and I had a blast holding up our signs and hooting and hollering. Horns honking and people waving like crazy at us standing on the street corner. Thanks to Lynn at Gun Nutt for providing the signs and the jackets, as it started raining and turned cool.

Stay tuned for the rest of the story.


Greta said...

Welcome home girl! Love the pictures!

~K said...

Thanks for getting this up, even as tired as you are it shows how Wonderful You Are.
I agree about Carla's smile. It is beautiful. Noah has his Mom's smile dosen't he?
I got goosebumps reading the part about the wounded Soldier. How Beatiful. Walter Reed must have been a life changing experience.
I could hear the excitement in your voice when you called Saturday. I am envious, but happy for you. I can't wait to hear the rest.

Jen said...

This is why I love my hometown...we were a stone's throw away from both D.C. and Gettysburg. Talk about some great trips! But, on the other hand, when you visit something so much as a child, you become unappreciative of it (at least I did) so it is a good reminder for me, reading about your trip and how much you enjoyed it. If you didn't get a chance to this time, next time you find yourself in D.C., I highly recommend the Holocaust Museum. I have never cried so much as I did visiting that museum. Anyway, welcome home!

Erik Holtan said...

Awesome, it looks like you had a lot of great experiences! Hope all is well!

Army Wife said...

It was sooooo nice to finally meet you. Recognized you right AWAY!! Glad you are home safe....I am still pooped out

Some Soldier's Mom said...

glad you got home safe! ten days w/ not have been enough time for us to chat! thanks for getting up at 6:00 to have breakfast monday and to see us off!

and yes, the evening at walter reed in the pouring rain (right after this picture was taken) was a life altering experience. those wounded "boys" liked getting mom hugs as much as we liked giving them!

I haven't had a minute to write or to download the pics -- but in the next day or two! so when are you coming to visit??

Melinda said...

I'm glad you're home safely and posting again.

I miss you guys already!

Great photos! Can't wait to see the rest. :)

GunnNutt said...

Thank you soooooooo much for braving the rain to come out and celebrate our wounded warriors!! Now you know why it's no chore for me to keep doing it. These guys are the best and brightest and oh-so huggable :)

It was terrific meeting you and I hope we get the chance again next year!


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