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November 3, 2010

I was half afraid I’d wake up this morning to President Sarah Palin so at least things aren’t quite that bad on the political front. 😉

Here in Maryland, all of the elections went pretty much as planned — we’re a blue state through and through — but across the rest of the country… well, I’m glad I live here. 😀

It’s easy to get caught up in all the campaigning, negative ads, rhetoric, allegations, false promises and calls for ‘change’ and forget what’s really important: having fun.

It was a nice surprise to realize that today is Wednesday, not Tuesday like I thought. Guess that day trip to Monticello really threw me off! Wednesday means it’s officially appropriate to start thinking about the weekend. 😀

Every year, I go into a new season with a list of things I want to do. For summer, it’s always a plan to ride the carousel at Glen Echo and go rafting at Harper’s Ferry. Did either happen this year? Nope.

Now that we’re nearly into winter, it seems like my plan to hike at Great Falls is fading fast as well. At least most cool weather activities revolve around food: cozying up in a great tea house, hosting a cookie swap, picking apples and pumpkins at the orchards, eating until elastic waistband pants are necessary on Thanksgiving. 😉

Cold weather also means it’s the time of year to start thinking about a long weekend warm weather escape. Suggestions? It needs to be a short flight from DC (under 2 hours, preferably) and warm, or at least warmer than the frigid temps we usually get in January. My dad has airline miles to use up so what better way than by taking his daughter on a trip? 😀

Finally getting around to making beets tonight! Scared/excited!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2010 7:50 am

    How fun! Ryan and I always say we’re going to take a long-weekend warm trip in the winter, but we never end up doing it!

  2. November 3, 2010 7:57 am

    My husband and I are going to Asheville, NC next weekend. Not sure if that counts as warmer, but it’s supposed to be a cute little city.

    I miss the Blueness of Maryland. At least I can say that I’m from there!

    • November 3, 2010 7:36 pm

      You should definitely visit Biltmore Estate in Asheville — absolutely gorgeous house and grounds.

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