Immediately after my NACE test this past Thursday I headed to Richmond, VA to visit family. This is a trip I've done many, many times. This particular trip was a little surreal as the whole 3 hour trip I couldn't stop being excited for myself that I successfully finishes my C.N.A. program. It had been a long, exhausting past 5 months, so the solo trip gave me time to reflect and appreciate what I had accomplished. It was quickly realized that this was the first real class, course, etc. that I've ever done, much less completed. So... me and my happy self drove gleefully up to VA with Harley in tow. She's a GREAT driving companion and I wouldn't travel without her!
|She loved her view!|
Seeing my niece & nephew immediately upon my arrival was awesome! They came running out the door to greet me. It was always so nice to see them! I just love them to bits!
I got to see my sisters' new apartment - it was great! I'm so proud of her. To accomplish what she has with the struggles she faces on a daily basis... I truly admire her and I couldn't love her more.
My sister, sister-in-law and I were supposed to go see 'Eat Pray Love' on Friday night, but my sister fell ill. Next time Brit! I love movies, you know that! :) Saturday was to be a BIG day! Paying homage to the great Forest Gump, we were going to visit our nations' cap-i-tal!
Bright and early we set out for the 1.5 hour road trip to D.C. I was so excited! I get excited to go anywhere, but I really love D.C! I had only been there once before back in 1999 with my husband so I had a feeling it would seem like visiting for the first time. I'm like a kid when it comes to doing and seeing new things. I make NO apologies for that!
I thought wearing my Sketchers Shape-Ups would be a good thing, but don't buy into the hype people... they are great for day-to-day wear, but NOT long exhausting walking trips! No sir! No ma'am! Ouch! And not to mention trying to balance myself properly on the cobblestone walkways and sidewalks. It's a blessing I didn't hurt myself! OK, moving on...
I had a blast! We ALL had a blast! I took sooooo many pictures! I've attached most of them in a Flickr slideshow below. I hope you enjoy the pics!
In-between walking through the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G museums, we all decided to make fools of ourselves on the National Mall. Check it our for yourself! ;)