Our first Holy Week and Easter in our churches were great,but after all that, a vacation was in order! First we joined up Beau's sister and family in DC and explored things like Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Arlington was just lovely, and way bigger than I had imagined. And we saw all kinds of cool spacey things at the Smithsonian. We also walked the National Mall and saw the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the outside of the Capitol building. There is just way too much there to see!
After that, we traveled to Virginia Beach. Our hotel room was right on the ocean, as you can see, overlooking the boardwalk. It as a bit chilly, but the view was not to be beat. And we ate lots of yummy fresh fish. We also stopped at Norfolk Navy Base and Jamestown Settlement, and the Local Starbucks. :) It was especially nice because there were no crowds.
Now we're back to our regularly scheduled programming, already preparing for things like first communion, Mother's Day, VBS, and other upcoming events. It just never stops, does it? :)