- I will get a job at some kind of animal shelter, and I'm going to be damn good at whatever I end up doing there.
- I will get at least one old, beat up piece of wood furniture, save it from going to the landfill, and refinish it. Holy crap, I'm actually doing this one right now!!!
I'd like to go on an LCAC ride with my husband before he transfers to his new command.I had to cross this one off finally, because Shane left this command already. This bummed me out. I never got a ride on an LCAC out on the bay. Some of his family members did, and even though I offered to take any number of half days off from work, I never got to ride. I will go to see the Booth Trail in 2013. I will go to Natural Bridge, VAand the Shenandoah Valley and stay in a cabin in the woods in 2013.
- I will go to Hiddenite Gems, an emerald mine open to the public, in NC in 2013.
I will go to the Richmond Zoo and the Virginia Zoo (they have done a lot of remodeling and I haven't been there for a several years).
- I will go to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. in 2013.
- I want to go to Tokyo some day. I would like to go to Hiroshima as well, but I've heard that Americans are unofficially unwelcome there, and I don't blame the Japanese people if that's true.
- I want to see the pyramids and sphinx in Egypt.
- I'd love to see the Mona Lisa (she's in the Louvre in Paris) and The Scream (there are a couple, two of them are in Munich).
- I want to go to London, and maybe look for the TARDIS and the Doctor.
- I want to go to San Diego to see my best friend, go to Comic Con, wear a costume, take lots of photos, find an awesome looking Spider-Man so I can give him a hug for just being Spidey, and then walk a beach on the Pacific Ocean, looking for shells.
- I'd like to go to a taping of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" if we ever go to California.
- I want to have at least one great, wildly creative crochet pattern published in a real book somewhere.
- I'd like to have our yard be featured for our Halloween decorations with a local tv station, so people might understand you don't have to spend big bucks on decorations and still put together a great display (I say this because we don't go as crazy for Christmas decorations).
- I'd like to win a challenge on Craftster.
I'd like to compete on Craft Wars on TLC. I had to cross this one off too, because I'm pretty sure it's no longer on the air. I can't find any updated information on it.
- I will finish the Jedi costume finally and I will join the Rebel Legion in 2013.
- I will finish the doll house I started several years ago.
- I want to go to Ohio and see Ralphie Harper's house from The Christmas Story.
- I want to see Weird Al Yankovic in concert, and maybe even the Bangles if I ever get to California.
- I want to see the Barenaked Ladies again, the next time they come to Hampton Roads.
- I want to take my friends to the Virginia Safari drive through park in Stanton, VA.
|Wok N Roll Restaurant, formerly the Surratt Boarding House|
631 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC
|We stopped for lunch.|
|The second and third floors were closed to regular business and were only available for special events.|
|The boarding house where Lincoln died. This is across the street from the theater.|
|Surratt House and Tavern: Clinton, MD|
|Dr. Mudd's House 3725-3739 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD|
|Mudd was just 49 years old when he died of pneumonia on January 10, 1883. He is buried in the cemetery at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bryantown, the same church where he once met with John Wilkes Booth.|
|Crossing the Potomac River, 11410-11495 Popes Creek Road, Newburg, MD|
|Garrett Farm A P Hill Boulevard, Port Royal, VA|
|Less than two weeks after the assassination, the manhunt for Booth closed in as he hid at a farm in Virginia. Surrounded by cavalry troopers on April 26, 1865, Booth barricaded himself in a barn, was wounded, and died hours later.|
I'm not going to include a lot here, but it's completely stunning!
|George Washington carved his initials here on the side of the bridge, above Otter Creek in 1750 for Lord Fairfax. Landmarks remain of the work and on the wall of the bridge where he carved his initials.|
"The current owners, led by Washington businessman Angelo Puglisi, are looking for someone equally committed to preserving the famed limestone arch as a public relic and tourist draw and not as some site for new condos and a shopping mall.
"The owners have hired Woltz & Associates, a realty firm based in Roanoke, to market and sell the bridge, as well as a neighboring 150-room hotel, the Natural Bridge Caverns and about 1,600 acres of adjoining forest and rolling landscape."