We had such an enjoyable visit this weekend with an old friend from California and her family, whom I had not met. They are taking an awesome vacation and swung down to Richmond after spending several days in Washington DC. They have been blessed by the weather gods, I can tell you. The first time we visited DC in the summer after moving here, it was like 100 degrees with almost as much humidity. It was miserable to say the least. But we haven’t had typical August weather this year, cool and rainy. However, this weekend was just gorgeous.
As you can see by this picture, they are a great family. The boys had a lot of fun playing with Joey and he’s really going to miss them!
We had a late lunch at Michie Tavern and took the Monticello tour on Saturday. It is so beautiful up on that hill. If you ever have a chance to go, don’t miss it.
I should call the next photo “Cliche” but I couldn’t help taking the opportunity:
That is the back of the building, by the way.
This is an insect that we see very infrequently at home and we don’t know what it is. My friend Susan calls it a humming bumble (she’s got a great way with words) because it acts like a humming bird, but is not a bird. We saw one flitting around and I tried several times to get a picture of it. My apologies if you can’t see it very well.
Our guests spent yesterday at Colonial Williamsburg, ending their day with the Ghost Tour. Today they are continuing on to Gettysburg and eventually back home where the boys will start school next week.
So I felt like I had a mini-vacation this weekend. Sweet!