Monday, November 29, 2010

A Great Weekend

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How was your weekend?

We had a great time in Fairfax spending time with the Royces and seeing Adam.  Like really great.  We did a lot of talking and hanging out.  They have a real nice place for that.
The Royces have a very beautiful view out of their back yard.  It was a little cool outside but the view is great.
On Saturday, while Jeff and Tiffany took the kids for a nature trail hike, we drove into DC to see the Christmas tree at the capitol.  It was one of our family traditions each year to go check out the tree and the back side of the capitol building.
 Unfortunately, we were a few days early.  The tree isn't due to arrive until December 7.  This year the tree comes from Wyoming.  Read all about it here.
On our way over to see Adam at the bakery where he is working, we saw some tourists on their Segway wheels.  Looks like a fun way to get around!
Next we went up 14th Street to the Sticky Fingers bakery where Adam works.  It is near the Target/Best Buy shopping center which seems to be doing some brisk business.  It opened up a couple of years ago before the neighborhood had an influx of some new businesses and now is doing well.
We had some vegan chili and a quesadilla with coffee and hot chocolate.  All were excellent!

Later in the day, we returned to Royces.  Kelly helped Lauren and Emily paint their nails while Tiffany cooked some turkey tortellini.
After dinner, Tiffany took a 'family photo' for us.  A simple family shot took 30 fooling around...
Later, after the kids went to bed we talked about India.  Jeff and Tiffany and Adam and Kelly were all on their iPhone4's and googling different cities in India.  The maps and pictures of Fort Jaisalmer where Adam lived were very good.  Image ~ looking at photos and maps on your phone to explain where you lived for three months.  He talked about the living conditions and how things run and the culture differences.  He went on back to DC 

We got up early on Sunday and made our way down I-95 before the traffic got too bad.
Wawa is one of our favorite gas stations and we find McDonalds to have clean restrooms so they are often on our travel stops.
We arrived back in Virginia Beach before noon.  We dropped Kelly off at her house about 1030.  (Adam is staying with friends in DC so he can work for a few weeks.)  We spent the rest of the day unpacking, watching football and reading.

It was a great weekend.  Hope yours was too.  Thanks for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Looks like you have had a great weekend with family, friends and lots of good food. What a great way to spend a holiday weekend.

    Kevin and Ruth

  2. It was great having the whole family here. We really enjoyed having some down time to hang out with you guys.

  3. Looks like you had a terrific weekend with family and friends. I'm not sure what it tasted like, but that vegan chili sure looked like the real stuff!

    I hope Adam has a lot of willpower, working in a bakery would just kill me for sure!!

    The backyard view from your friend's home sure is beautiful!

  4. Thanks for the welcome! Looks like you had a great time with family and friends! The pictures are all fun to see as well. I am with you on the Segways, always thought they would be a fun way to cruise around!

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  5. You do a great job blogging about a weekend with the family. We always talk and talk and watch the football games, but I never know how to explain the family time in a blog!

  6. You have a lovely family...and I really enjoyed the pics of the capitol....DC is on my bucket list..This was a great weekend for anything "family", eh??