Once again I was exhausted. Dead tired, I tell you. So I knew it was a bad idea, but after dinner I had a half a Diet Coke. OMG I may be up til dawn! I knew I needed to pack so I couldn't be passing out in my dinner, but really. This just proves that when I'm tired, I can't think. Sigh.
What made me so tired? Walking 68 miles through the National Botanic Garden -- ok it was single digit mileage but there was humidity, blazing sun, and I wasn't wearing my training shoes --- it was hot, remember -- I wore sandals. I'll never learn!
But it was beautiful!
These columns used to be on the "back" of the Capitol.
I'd never seen a bonsai bougainvillea -- so cool
This tree, bless its soul, is from 1625 and it survived the bombing of Hiroshima:
Purple peppers -- how cool !
Sure, there's a ton of things to do and see in D.C., but the Botanic Garden is lovely -- definitely bring your GPS and walking shoes though. It's huge and BADLY SIGNED!!!!!!!!!! Sheesh-- would a flipping sign at the gate that says "entry" kill someone?
I'll stitch again..... I swear. Gotta go pack now. Tomorrow we are spending an early 4th at Mount Vernon who will even be having fireworks! Fireworks-packing. Packing-fireworks. Yup, fireworks won!