Monday, June 19, 2006

Home again!


I had a wonderful time on vacation, visiting my family in Virginia. We stayed with my brother in his "starter castle" (5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms) plenty of room for visitors.



Preston & I went to Washington, D.C. and saw the play "Spamalot" at the National Theatre. We spent some time walking around Washington, there is so much to see.










I saw a cool butterfly flutterby (I don't know one kind of butterfly from another) but nobody told me how difficult they are to photograph! I took about 15 shots, before I finally got a usable one! (hooray for digital!)









The train was fun again this year, we had our own sleeping comparment, nice, private and WAY better than driving for 16 hours!

7 comments:

jellyhead said...

Welcome home!!!!

Your brother certainly has a grand house, doesn't he? Hope you had a lovely time there.

The play, checking out Washington, even the train ride itself - it all sounds like fun!

And I'm very impressed with the photo...I think Sandy can attest to how hard it is to get a picture of a butterfly (I've never managed it, myself!)

I hope you now have a happy, 'had-fun-but-it's-good-to-be-home' feeling!

Motherkitty said...

Tuffenuf, welcome back to your house! We have missed you but hope you really had a wonderful time visiting VA and the Washington DC area.

FYI, that beautiful butterfly you were able to photograph is called a Zebra Swallowtail. Very nice and very unusual. I don't think I've ever seen one in person. Good for you for getting such a great shot. Butterflies are almost as elusive as hummingbirds are to photograph. So, good for you for getting such a great picture.

Can't wait to hear more about your grand train trip.

Eternally Curious said...

Welcome Home Tuffenuf!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Welcome home tuffenuf and I know you had a wonderful time and can't wait to see your pictures and to hear more about your trip. I know that you must have some great stories.

That was a great butterfly picture and I can attest to how hard they are to photograph.

I can't wait to hear more about that train and your brothers house is charming.

doubleknot said...

Welcome home. We had a tropical storm scare here while you were gone I hope no damage was done down your way. Hey you got a smile out of your son - great. That is your brother's starter home! Wow. The butterfly picture is great.

bornfool said...

This is a much belated welcome home, but I'm happy to hear from you again. How was spam a lot. I've been wanting to see that.

Kerri said...

Tuff, I linked to you in my latest post. I was thinking of you and Sandy chasing butterflies, like me. It's so hard to get a picture, I KNOW!!! I was just showing Ross your brother's house (it's very impressive!) He says there's plenty of room...we'll be right down :)
Glad you had such a nice trip. Great job with the butterfly pic!