It's been a long while since I've done a girl's road trip.
It's been an even longer while since Mom and I have done a girl's road trip.
It was high-time we did a girl's road trip! =)
Booked a suite at a bed and breakfast just outside of D.C., packed our bags, programmed the GPS and left this parting picture for my honey:
First stop....Starbucks. (It just couldn't be helped)
Second stop...gas...(that couldn't be helped either)
Third stop...Potomac Mills Mall:
hours and hours of shopping, walking, talking, more shopping, eating, watching teenagers start a food fight and then scramble and more shopping.
It was...heaven. =)
After we both felt pretty pleased with our many purchases we hopped back in the car and drove to our b&b.
We arrived at the Stafford House in Fairfax, Va to find one heck of a suite!
The bed was HUGE...the ceilings were vaulted...the sitting area was fantastic and the bathroom....well....the bathroom was truly something.....
After checking into the b&b we headed back out to pick up sandwiches and bagels from Panera for dinner.
Exhausted from a full day of shopping, I popped in a DVD while Mom took advantage of the 6 person jacuzzi tub.
Friday morning we woke to a delicious breakfast delivered to our room...it was fabulous.
We took our time eating and pampering ourselves...and then it was time to step outside...
Mom and I were completely mesmerized by all the Fall colors.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous...so we decided to make our way to the National Zoo.
After walking about 15 miles around the zoo we decided to invade Mom's cousins house.
She lives about 5 minutes from the zoo!
Mom's cousin cooked us a FABULOUS lamb dinner (complete with baked potatoes and fresh green beans) and we helped hand out candy to trick-or-treaters and just talked all night. It was really neat to hear stories about my Mom as a child....it was...refreshing. Mom and her cousin had me laughing the entire night.
Five or six hours later...it was time to drive back to the b&b.
We slowly made our way into the suite and crashed.
It was a cool way to spend Halloween.