Maryland can be a very tiring place. Yesterday, Wednesday, we were on our own as both DS#2 and DIL were at work. I spent the morning on the computer and after lunch we took off to explore. Our first stop was G Street Fabrics. I was really excited because it had been highly recommended. And it was impressive. They carry excellent clothing fabric, upholstery fabric and drapery fabric. Their quilting fabric was somewhat disappointing. There was a much smaller selection than I expected. However, the “button room” was impressive. I spent quite a long time looking at these.
Our next stop was an Antique Village in Kensington. This was several shops with a nice assortment of antiques. Some of the shops were closed so it didn’t take us too long to see everything. And then we started back to the house. Well, I had forgotten just one small thing. I hadn’t entered DS’s address in the GPS and didn’t have it written down. We tried to call DS but he was unavailable. Did you know that the greater DC area is quite large with streets that run in crooked directions? I was initially concerned that we would get lost but then I decided to try entering the street only and it took us right to where we wanted to go. I was really glad to see the house.
Today we went to an Amish market and bought pies, rolls, candy and a pretzel for lunch. (did I ever say I was with Weight Watchers?). Then we were on our way to Catholic University where DS has recently begun working. But, on our way we were treated to this.
They were in the middle of the street with about 10 police, three ambulances and other assorted emergency people. Of course we don’t know what happened but it was interesting.
Here are some pictures from CUA.
We did a walking tour of the university but since DS has only been there for 1.5 months he was not sure what each of the buildings were used for.
We did get to see the basilica, a beautiful cathedral,
CUA was founded in 1887 and this is the oldest building on campus. I guess we will have to come back to find out about the other buildings.
Our last stop for the day was IKEA.