Momma Higg traveled from the Republic of Texas to visit me in Virginia this weekend. Before I tell you about our adventure, there are a few things you need to know about Momma Higg:
1) She is a saint. A SAINT.
B) She is a retired elementary school principal, but still works in the school district by substituting for administrators when asked.
3) She loves the Lord, reading, cooking, and traveling.
4) She is my hero, my rock, and the strongest, most beautiful woman I will ever know.
5) See #1.
So needless to day, I adore her and was P-U-M-P-E-D PUMPED to spend time with her.
First, we spent a few days in DC to experience the Cherry Blossom festival. Unfortunately, there was only one tree within a 50 mile radius that had bloomed.
We made our first stop at the Arlington Cemetery to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame.
Then, we traveled to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Dorthy’s slippers never get old. I want a pair real bad.
We walked across the Mall to the National Air and Space Museum. Fun fact about Momma Higg and me? We are slightly obsessed with NASA fun facts and love Apollo 13. Here’s one of Gene Kranz’s vests. He was a NASA Flight Director for years and his wifey made him a vest for every space shuttle launch.
We ended the night at Bobby’s Burger Palace. Fun fact #2 about Momma Higg and me? We LOVE Bobby Flay. We eat at his restaurant, Mesa Grill, every time we are in NYC.
Our burgers were clutch. And so were our sweet potato fries. And regular french fries. And chocolate bars we purchased afterward. We love food.
On the way back to the hotel, we stopped by the White House.
We arrived at the Oval Office:
Me: “OK, let’s take a picture.”
Momma Higg: “Good idea.”
Me: “Let’s do funny faces.”
Momma Higg: “OK!”
*Picture taken. I look at the picture on my phone as we walk away.”
Me: “Ma! I said a ‘funny face.’ You’re not doing anything! I look like an idiot.”
Momma Higg: “I crossed my eyes.”
Me: “You can’t tell!”
Momma Higg: “Oh well. You look funny.”
The next day we headed to Ford’s Theater. Unfortunately, all of the tickets were sold out!!
But, fortunately I flipped my hair and convinced the Park Ranger to give us tickets. Just kidding–we arrived early enough to grab two of the the tickets the theater holds for the general public. PHEW! That was a close one.
Soon we headed for Freddyburg. We explored downtown, shopped, and Momma Higg cooked a good, old-fashioned Texas Easter lunch for my favorite people after church.
After lunch I had to take her to Richmond to catch a plane back home. It’s weekends like this that make me miss Texas more than ever. And make me wish tomorrow wasn’t Monday.