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DC and NY Vist

This month started off with a visit to DC and then to NY to see daugher #1 and her hubby.

The first stop was DC where hubby had a meeting and I was left to entertain myself.  The visit was very short as we got there Wednesday afternoon and I only had Thursday morning to explore.

While hubby was in a dinner meeting, I got to have dinner with one of my favorites...

It will probably be my last dinner with this wonderful woman as she will be headed to Baltimore and John Hopkins for a master's degree in Nursing.

Thursday was spent wandering around the area.  I did a little bit of shopping and ended up at the Ford Theater.  It was a wonderful museum to visit.  Since there weren't as many tourists this time of year we were able to go and actually look into the box seats that Lincoln and his wife were in.  The tour also included the Peterson house where President Lincoln died.

We headed to NY on the bus.  I was a little apprehensive about this, but hubby reserved seats for us on the …
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