Birthday In DC

by Sherry
Hi everyone.
A few weeks ago hubby asked me what I wanted for my birthday and
I told him a trip to DC would be fun.   We had talked about taking this trip
before,  but just never made it.  I did visit DC years ago for business but I
didn’t have time to do any sightseeing.  I was excited to go last weekend
and spend some time seeing all the things I missed the first time.

Steve and I visited Arlington Cemetery and walked the entire Mall where
we toured several museums and saw many of the monuments.






That evening I chose The Cheesecake Factory for my birthday
dinner.  Of course I had to have a piece of the chocolate praline
turtle cheesecake…it was my birthday after all!
We ended the long weekend with a trip to The Big Flea.  The name of
this event is misleading as it is more of an upscale antique show than a
flea market.  There were quite a few dealers and some beautiful,  but

expensive,  antiques.  I did manage to bring a few things home.

The favorite thing I bought was this vintage pickling jar.  These

normally sell from $80 to $125 dollars.  Obviously the dealer didn’t
know what she had and she sold the jar to me for $10.00…Wahoo!

I also bought some vintage costume jewelry that will be listed in my Etsy
shop and some old French postcards for a project I am working on.

There was one more stop to Ikea to pick up a few
things and then we headed home.  These pretty flowers from my son and
DIL were waiting on our doorstep.

It was a great birthday and nothing could have been better than
spending time with my sweet hubby.

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NanaNor's March 7, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Hi Sherry, Loved seeing your pics and a Happy Belated Birthday to you. What a sweet thing for your hubby to do, take you on a get away. I love your new pickling jar too.I have a big birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, maybe I should suggest that-but hubby would tell me that our trip to the Islands in April is my present-not, because it is for him to see his old golf buddies.
Have a great day.

sweet violets March 7, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Happy birthday to you!!1 What a great trip to take… the jar…very lucky !!! hugs…cleo

Honey at 2805 March 7, 2012 - 5:16 pm

A belated Happy Birthday to you, my friend! Our Capitol is a beautiful city and loved seeing your pictures. What a nice trip your hubby took you on! Lucky you finding that pickling jar and at such a thrifty price!

Hartwood Roses March 7, 2012 - 5:25 pm

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!!

momdrinkstea March 7, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Happy birthday, glad you enjoyed it! Sounds like you had a lovely time. Both of my brothers-in-law live in DC, they love it there! So much to see + do!

Sherry March 7, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Sherry, sorry I missed your birthday but I know you had a fabulous time; pralineturtle cheese cake an amazing deal on the pickling jar… can't get any better then that!

Jan Conwell March 7, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Happy (belated) Birthday! Looks like you had a lovely trip.

Kim @ La Belle Époque March 7, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Glad you had a fun birthday. My husband and I have had a few great trips to DC and it's always fun. P.S. We love Cheesecake Factory, too! You scored big on that jar.

Rose H (UK) March 7, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Sure looks like a fabulous birthday Sherry, sending belated birthday wishes across the pond to you :o)
Rose H

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That March 7, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Happy Birthday! Washington is one of our favorite destinations. So rich in history and tradition.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) March 7, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Fabulous weekend, one I would love to do. Your pictures are great. Hugs, Marty

The enchanted home March 7, 2012 - 10:20 pm

DC is such a beautiful city…my son went to college there and I used every excuse to go there (must to his delight….TOTALLY JOKING ON THAT ONE:) Sounds like a fun bday weekend and your dessert sounds sinfully good, I bet it was worth every bite!

Bliss March 7, 2012 - 10:52 pm

I think DC is one of those places that you need to visit, like the Grand Canyon, to appreciate it.


Janette - The2Seasons March 8, 2012 - 12:56 am

Our son lives in a great neighborhood in DC, and I love visiting him. There are so many things to keep me occupied while he is at work.

Debra from Bungalow March 8, 2012 - 1:42 am

DC is a great place to visit. I could spend days in the Smithsonian. Cheesecake factory, yum!

Come on over to help me celebrate my move to wordpress. There's a great giveaway going on.

Bonnie March 8, 2012 - 1:55 am

Happy late Birthday, Sherry! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. Glad you have such a nice time.

Thanks for hosting the Open House Party. It is a lot of work. Thank you.

Poppy March 10, 2012 - 12:00 am

Belated birthday wishes to you, Sherry! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and I love that big blue vintage jar and the price too:) Have a great weekend!~Poppy


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