April In A Sentence A Day
Greetings! Today, and each month going forward, I'm joining in with some other fab bloggers to share how we spent our month in just one sentence per day. I had a blast doing my first Sentence A Day review in March, and am uber excited to share April with you all today. April was a particularly picturesque month in that we were traveling for most of it, so I hope you enjoy the many photos I've included.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see who else is participating,
and to visit their blogs for additional April Sentence A Day inspiration!
April In A Sentence A Day
- Visited Annapolis, MD and had a spectacular day touring the US Naval Academy, the Maryland State House and the historic colonial district.
- Took our granddaughter to the Washington DC National Zoo and enjoyed lots of animal sightings, plus ice cream and a spin on the carousel.
- Caught a cold from darling granddaughter and stayed close to 'home,' though we did manage to enjoy a short hike at the nearby Hidden Pond Nature Center, where we saw this beautiful wild flower.
- Took the Metro into Washington DC to visit the Ford's Theater National Historic Site, where Abraham Lincoln was shot, and then gazed in wonder afterward at a tower of over 15,000 books written about Lincoln that are displayed at the nearby Petersen House.
- Traveled to Wilmington, NC, checked into our river-adjacent VRBO, then attended a spooky Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington under rainy, thundering, lightening filled skies . . . so much fun!
- Visited the antebellum Bellamy Mansion today, which while absolutely lovely, was a much heavier experience than I had anticipated.
- Visited the USS Battleship North Carolina and climbed and explored her from top to bottom . . . so much fun!
- Drove to Kiawah Island, South Carolina and met up with our family for a week at beautiful Kiawah Island Resort.
- Played with the granddaughter in the resort's kiddie pool all afternoon.
- More fun-in-the-sun with our granddaughter, then to the Tattooed Moose Brewery for a family-friendly dinner, remembering to take a family photo before piling into our cars, yeah!
- Our youngest daughter and granddaughter left for home, and the rest of us hung out on the screened patio and read the entire remainder of the day in guilty enjoyment of our newly quiet cottage.
- Left Kiawah Island for the first time since arriving to drive over and check out nearby Folly Beach, stopping to see this amazing 400+ year old oak tree along the way.
- Visited Middleton Place with our niece and enjoyed historic tales, plantation relics, live demonstrations, rice fields, swamps and even alligators.
- Last full day at Kiawah Island Resort, so we went for a leisurely eight mile walk along the beach before begin the slow process of packing up.
- Left Kiawah Island and headed for Charleston where we couldn't resist stopping and sampling hot boiled peanuts from this one-of-a-kind roadside stand.
- Got a wee bit lit drinking these fan-tas-tic bloody Mary's at The Darling Oyster Bar while trying to appear nonchalant that Alan Alda and Joy Behar were seated directly behind us.
- Joined a historic walking tour through Charleston, missed seeing former vice-president Joe Biden speaking at a nearby park by mere minutes, and ended the day with a fabulous dinner at award winning Husk Restaurant..
- Started our day with a walk over Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and back, a total of five scenic, thrilling miles in that traffic was zooming past us the entire way.
- Left Charleston and drove to Congaree National Park for a day of gazing at giant cedars, loblolly pines, and intriguing swamps.
- Long day of driving from Columbia, SC to Richmond, VA, but still found enough energy to walk Monument Blvd and gaze at some heroes of the Confederacy.
- Walked along the James River, took a canal boat cruise, toured a civil war-era iron foundry, then got lost in massive Hollywood Cemetery trying to locate the graves of two former Presidents.
- Spent the day touring Richmond's historic area, with the highlight being our wonderful Virginia State Capital tour docent, who made Revolutionary War history leap to life.
- Drove back to our daughter's home in Alexandria, VA, and spent the rest of the day playing with our granddaughter.
- We'd planned to take our granddaughter to National Harbor for the day, but she woke up with a fever so we stayed home with her instead, quietly singing, reading and rocking the day away.
- Took a lovely walk in a soft, spring-time rain, enjoying the azaleas blooming everywhere along our path.
- Said 'goodbye' to our granddaughter and flew home to California, always a wrenching experience.
- Came home to bees in our family room, so first on the back-home list was to call a bee removal company.
- Our cabinet company returned to install counters in hubby's home office, almost completing this project, because, yep, somehow only one of the two pending counter tops got made.
- Met up with friends and visited Sushi Noguchi, the fifth restaurant on our Best of OC Top Ten quest, agreeing afterward that the spicy tuna over crispy deep fried sushi rice was totally original and insanely delicious.
- Did a late-morning six mile hilly hike in 90 degree heat, which my husband and I agreed afterward probably wasn't the best idea.
And I've already gotten started on May, so be sure to check back here in June!