Hello, friends. I’ve been dying to blog but haven’t had free time on the computer, but Instagram is about all I’ve been able to do. I’ve finally had some down time this weekend so I’m hoping to catch up on blogging our memories.
You guys know I’m doing, Plexus, right? Well, when they announced Leader’s Retreat this year was going to be in Washington, D.C., I knew I had to be there. (Last year, they sent us to Florida!) Washington, D.C. has been on my bucket list for years. I absolutely LOVE history…especially American!! Well, thankfully, I qualified for the trip (along with some of my awesome team!!) and got to bring a guest. Mark was the lucky guy. 😉 We stayed a few extra days to see as much as we could…and have some time just the two of us.
Plexus put us up in the Gaylord National Harbor Resort. This was our view every morning.
We visited Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. I almost cried when I saw it. By the way, “almost crying” was the theme of the trip. I was in heaven with all of the American history.
All of us did a nighttime tour of the monuments. The monuments are absolutely beautiful, but at night they are even more amazing. If I do this again, I will plan ahead and pack a hat and gloves and take a blanket…because I almost froze to death. (Some of the pics are from the iphone, so I’m sorry about the quality!)
One of the girls on my team lives in DC and took us to Arlington Cemetery. The National Cemetery and Changing of the Guards were our absolute favorite.
We walked through General Lee’s home and the slave quarters. You need an entire day to see this.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was more than I even imagined. We were also able to see the changing of the guards and a wreath ceremony.
The tomb is guarded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week dating back to 1926, rain or shine.
I loved seeing all of the veterans watching the “changing of the guard.” Most of them wore a hat representing their branch of service or the war they were in. What an honor to be able to watch this with all of these heroes.
You can see all of DC from the National Cemetery. Look at that view. (You can also see the corner of the Pentagon that was attacked at 9/11 from Arlington Cemetery.)
The White House was our last stop. We walked all around it, which isn’t as easy as it sounds, due to security. I couldn’t help but pray as we walked. Praying for mercy on our nation and also for our next leader who will live there.
It was a Plexus Leader’s Retreat, so I had to “work” too. 🙂
You may have noticed that I’m wearing the same scarf in almost every picture. Well, when I left Dallas I was wearing shorts and tank tops. I thought I planned for cold weather, but my coat wasn’t enough. I had to buy the scarf while I was there….and never took it off.
We all had so much fun. It is wonderful to get away, but even more fun when you get to take your friends with you….and when your company treats you! (If you would like some information about Plexus, you can send me an email.)
Washington DC was beautiful, which was something I didn’t expect. Every building is a work of are. It was a trip I will never forget, and we are looking forward to taking our girls back. There is so much to see and there was no way we could see it all.
“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”
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