Candlewood Suites Fairfax
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... the weather was not that hot, allowing us to be comfortable outside. When it's hot in the summer here, it's typically also very humid, which is not enticing to go schlepping around with the kids.
Day 1 - Jet lag - not too bad awake at 5.30 am! It has been raining none stop since I got here- apparently the weather front from a hurricane, so we decided to do a little retail therapy. We went up to Annapolis to Westfield Mall - bought some new jeans and flip flops - cos I need more stuff to carry! Did manage to get a 10% discount though as Helen could use her military card - bargain! The drive up was pretty cool though ...
... camp schizophrenic.
Luckily things got a bit better when I got to the bar in Union Station. My new host is 82 and hilarious. Our first conversation was about how to split Texas into 5 states to add enough Republicans to the Senate to allow for the entrance of Puerto Rico to the Union, but after that it devolved into such gems as:-
Me: "So where exactly do you live?" Him: "Well, it all started with James I...",
and "How are you ...
... the gorgeous home and gardens of George and Martha Washington. Looking out at the Potomac River and thinking about how the first president of our country looked out at the same view I was seeing was so surreal. The gardens were beautiful with flowers and fruit trees. Walking through the house was really neat. The intricate details of the woodwork and window trims was unbelievable! And the colors of the rooms, which are ...
... this map – but he also said that in the mind of the person who did this, his sense of time was very different – that he probably was lost in the creation and absorbed by the process. Something clicked for me. Yes, that is exactly what I am longing for now – to photograph, write and create my handmade books with that level of absorption, intensity and focus. To shift into another time dimension - almost of no time. I make a mental note to ...
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