Today was a really special day. My husband and I traveled to Washington, DC, to visit our son and his fiancée. They have recently moved to the city and things have been hectic in getting settled. Now we had time for some catching up.
So we set off good and early, arriving before lunchtime. After some time spent talking and admiring how they’ve gotten their apartment done up so nicely, we went out for lunch and to walk around their neighborhood. There are all sorts of little shops and restaurants up and down the street – what a great spot for just strolling.
We decided to place the sunshine in the local branch of the library. I enjoy stopping at the local library wherever I go. There is a sense of the familiar mixed with details particular to each city. This branch is in an older building and was warm and cozy. It was also well-used – there were people everywhere reading, using the computers, and studying. I put the sunshine on a shelf in the fiction section.
Here are a couple of things that caught my eye – the fire alarm and the pamphlets. I always like to see the selection of flyers and notices at any library I go into, because they tell interesting things about the local community. And the fire alarm, well, it’s just eye-catching, that’s all.
Though they were not located in Washington, DC, I also had to make note of the two rest stops along the highway – we visited one each way. They replaced worn-out and overcrowded locations with these buildings which I think are beautiful – and functional.
We left in mid-afternoon. What a wonderful day we had.
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