We went to see the National Christmas Tree, where Chuk and my aunt’s husband Steve made snow angels on the ellipse and we had our picture taken with Santa.
There were a LOT of presents and a lot of food (on my inherited china) on Christmas Day.
We went to George Washington’s home, Mt. Vernon. I wore two pairs of pants, three sweaters and a coat; Chuk wore shorts. It was 17 degrees with wind chill. (These pictures have forced me to acknowledge my coat is very unflattering.)
We took a road trip to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Another cold day, but it was nice to see it in another season besides summer. It was decorated with beautiful fruit wreaths.
We also went to the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum, to see the movie Avatar in 3-D, had lunch with a dear friend who was in town briefly from San Diego, watched our beloved Caps practice, and went wig shopping in Old Town Alexandria. (I didn't get a wig, but my aunt did.) I finally made a snowman (!) and ate stingray for the first time. It tasted like a cross between alligator and chicken, but not in the good way.
They were full, (mostly) happy days.