We had quite the trip last week, and we were going, going, going every day except Saturday. Part of me feels like we should do all that we can on vacation while the other part just wants to relax!
Since we did *so* much, I’m going to break up our trip into three posts so I won’t overload you all at once. You’re welcome.
We left town on Tuesday. Our plan was to leave around 6 a.m. BUT…Joe woke up at 1 a.m. sick. He was up every two hours like clockwork until about 6 a.m. or so. It was awful. We thought maybe he had food poisoning at first, but we later come to think it was a stomach bug as my brother and Joe’s sister’s hubby both were sick as well.
We sloooowly packed up the car (we didn’t have much to put in since we spent the night at my parents’ and left most of it in the car) and headed out around 9 a.m. I started to feel nauseous at that point, so we stopped two exits up and headed to a pharmacy. We called our family doctor (thank goodness we have the same one!) to see if he could call in a script for Zofran (note to self: always take said Zofran on trips!), but the receptionist wasn’t sure how long it would take. Since we didn’t want to sit in the pharmacy all day, we went to a nearby urgent care clinic to be seen and get a prescription. It was RIDICULOUSLY busy for a Tuesday morning, and we waited a LONG time.
Two hours and three prescriptions later, we were on our way back to the pharmacy where we discovered our doctor had called in a script for Phenegren. We filled that and two of the new scripts, and were finally on our way.
That night, we stopped at the Tennessee/Virginia border because we were exhausted and Joe wasn’t feeling up-to-par enough to continue. Lucy was very concerned about her Daddy at dinner.
We didn’t make as much progress as we wanted, but the rest was necessary, and the next morning, Joe was feeling MUCH better, so we trekked on to Washington D.C.
We rolled into town mid-afternoon and went the house where we lived in Beltsville. My old neighborhood hadn’t changed at all (though the person who now owns our old house has made several changes to the house and property), and it was fun to be back there. We took Lucy (briefly) to my old neighborhood playground. It was too hot to stay long, but it was fun to see her play where my brothers and I did as kids (albeit on new equipment).
Then, we headed to the Metro to ride to D.C. We always rode the Metro when we lived in the D.C. area, and was excited to introduce Lucy to it, especially since she’s obsessed with trains. She loved it, as I expected, and she called it the “Lucy Jane Schulman” train. LOVE HER.
The Metro stopped right at National’s Park, which was super convenient. We were excited for our first game of the trip. Unfortunately, we only stayed through the 3rd inning because Lucy was super tired (she asked us to go home, which is something she never does), and it was already getting close to 9 p.m. and we didn’t want to get to my cousin’s house too late on the first night.
It is a beautiful park, though, and we had a lot of fun.
The view of the river from the stadium was awesome.
And, Lucy had fun meeting Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson!
It was a fun but exhausting day. Up next…BALTIMORE!