Thursday, June 21, 2012

In the week before NC

This past week was Nick's last week in Virginia before checking in Ground Supply school in North Carolina, so we made a couple trips into DC. Since we weren't with our Fathers on Father's day, we headed to DC in the afternoon. Justin showed us around the Eastern Market, which is basically a really big farmer's market/ flea market with local vendors, photographers, artists, and stands of locally grown fruit and vegetables (the samples were amazing!). We ate at a really yummy tavern, Tunnicliff's, and then walked to the Marine Barrack's on "8th and I" and the Commandant's House. If you are in the DC area, Eastern Market is definitely worth checking out and we were glad to see it before leaving the area.

These are old letters from a printing press

8th and I

Tuesday, Nick and I went to Arlington National Cemetery for the Marine's Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial. If you have ever seen the Marine commercials on TV, this is where they are filmed. Even though it was 90 degrees and SO humid, we enjoyed watching the "President's Own" band and the ceremony. It was something I have wanted to do since we moved here, and the Sunset Parade is only held from June-August on Tuesday nights, so it was perfect timing for us to go together.

beautiful view of DC

President's Own band

We are leaving THIS Sunday to drop off Nick in NC. Please keep Nick in your thoughts as he continues training and starts a new chapter in his career with the Marine Corps.


  1. Such a beautiful place....I need to get out there. Best of luck with this new chapter!

  2. Just got teary eyed for you!! But you can do this!!! You are a strong girl!! Love the pics and you!!