Sunday, June 7, 2009
We just returned last night from a month long vacation. Traveling via Amtrak, we made our way from San Antonio to Washington, D.C., with an overnight layover in New Orleans. We stayed a week in D.C., visiting the memorials and museums and seeing the sights. We rented a car on two different days and made trips to Charlottesville to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson and to Alexandria to visit Mt. Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington. From there we traveled to Philadelphia where we rented a car and drove to Hershey, PA, undoubtedly the sweetest town in the U.S.A. After a two days there, we made our way back to Philadelphia through Lancaster County, and there in the little town of Paradise, we found a Christmas museum. This was so unexpected and will remain in our memories as one of the highlights of our trip. We spent three days in Philadelphia seeing all of the historical sights there, and then we traveled on to New York City where we spent six days. Our hotel was right in the midst of Times Square, and I have to admit that we three little country girls were quite impressed with the Big Apple! We went to four Broadway shows, had dinner at Tavern on the Green, and visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Ground Zero. We left New York City and on our way home, spent three days in Atlanta, Georgia. As many of you know, we sell Rhythm Clocks, and the Rhythm U.S.A. headquarters are located in Atlanta. We had a wonderful time visiting with them, and we even ordered some new clocks!! The other highlight of our time in Atlanta was attending a Brave's baseball game at Turner Field. On the trip home, we had another overnight layover in New Orleans. Since our train didn't leave the next morning until 11:55 a.m., we took a taxi from our hotel to the Cafe du Mond in the French Quarter and had beignets, coffee, and hot chocolate for breakfast! We got back into San Antonio at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, June 6th. We checked into the Rivercenter Marriott and were in bed by 3:39! The next morning (late), we got our car and headed home. Many thanks to the Cavender Cadillac dealership for keeping our car while we were on vacation. They do that for us every time we depart from San Antonio on our vacations, and we really appreciate it. We'll have a more detailed account of our trip in our newletter which will be published and sent out later this summer. Now we're home, and the work begins--for a little while anyway. We do still have a trip to San Antonio and Dallas coming up in about a week and a half. We will be hearing Il Divo in concert on June 20th in San Antonio, and then we'll go on to Dallas where we'll be attending the summer market.