Good Morning and Happy Weekend!
I’ve survived my first week in the Accident and Emergency Department and am LOVING it! I feel so blessed to have this rotation. My mentors are amazing and it’s a great working environment. Hurrah.
Thank you so much for your kind words and advice in my last post. Honestly, your comments, friendships and support are some of the main reasons I blog. Since then I have been more mindful of what I eat and how my stomach feels. I have started eating more carbs (vegan ones) and cut down on dried fruit, onions and nuts, which has really calmed my stomach down. I tried happy eggs for the first time in over a year on Thursday and they sat quite well. However, as far as I can I’m going to be maintaining my vegan ways and listening to my body in the process. I’m still not sure about adding in fish but I will add in a friend’s happy hen’s eggs every now again (but not too often hopefully since I LOVE my vegan ways).
Anyway, enough of the boring IBS stuff. Here’s the second part of our trip!
Part 2 of our trip proved to be more problematic than originally anticipated. You see, our original and pre-arranged plan was to rent a car and drive to Williamsburg to visit friends via Washington for 2 nights. However, on arrival in JFK on friday night Tom realised that he had forgotten his driving license. The car was booked under his name as the primary driver. Despite my being the second named driver and having my driving license, they would not rent the car to us. So the following 48 hours in NYC were split between sight-seeing and frantically trying to find the most convenient and cost-effective way to visit Washington and Williamsburg.
Late afternoon on Sunday, and a Megabus ride later, we arrived in Baltimore greeted by our friends Meg and Paul (thanks Meg and Paul!) who then drove us to Washington (via Annapolis). Monday we were ready to sight see! Here goes…
Spot the tourist…
The White House!
A highlight for Tom was Washington’s Air and Space Museum.
Tom knows anything and everything about planes and even makes money out of his love for them so this visit was an essential. I love that he’s a fellow geek.
My museum of choice was the American History where I had the privilege of…
Above you will see my hand next to President Lincoln’s hand! Can it be! Well, it was a model of his hand. But there was a sign next to it inviting visitors to compare their hand size with that of Lincoln’s. This baffled and amused me hence the photographic evidence and my face.
And there you have some of the highlights of our Washington visit.
Sorry there aren’t any foodie photos. We planned to eat at Java Green’s Green Cafe but found out that it was closed on Mondays (after walking there to eat). We ended up spending over an hour searching for somewhere suitable for dinner. It was so stressful. I hate not being able to find somewhere to eat when I’m starving.
I did however, eat A LOT of juicy, huge apples…
Thank goodness for fresh fruit! (This was taken in the McDonalds section of the Air and Space Museum- I can’t believe McD’s was there).
Next up on the Tueday Paul kindly drove us to his and Meg’s home in Williamsburg… Part III next.
Hope you have an awesome weekend. Any exciting plans??? I’m studying, gyming it, going to church and watching X Factor; my guilty pleasure (it’s our version of American Idol).