Thursday, April 28, 2016

Field Trip

These loves of mine, along with Kev and baby Griffin, 


 have lived nearby for nearly three wonderful years. They will be off to a new duty station this summer courtesy of the US Military.
So as time is running short, my Kate has been on a mission to do all things DC before the move. Lately we have been going off the beaten path and exploring some of the lesser well known gems in the Nations Capital.

This week's adventure took us to the Franciscan Monastery.


Fascinating architecture,


stunning gardens,

I would love to go back when all those roses are blooming!

and beautiful mosaics along the colonnades.


It was a wonderful afternoon and I was so touched at the boys interest and reverence during the outing. 


The grounds were a beautiful, quiet place for reflection. 



So happy for the  time well spent among all the busyness of my days.

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10 comments:

Christine said...

Now that is surprising to find in DC! In fact it would look in place in the hills of Spain or Italy! A beautiful place!
Have a wonderful day!

Tanya Breese said...

i will have to add this to my things to see! our last trip to dc, last month we tried to do some lesser known things too! you are going to miss these faces :(

Lynne said...

Beautiful grounds at the Franciscan Monastery . . .
Loved seeing all the "springtime bloomers" . . .
How wonderful these three years have been for you, for the boys, daughter . . . everyone . . .
And all the new adventures ahead . . . it will be different, won't it . . .

TexWisGirl said...

what beautiful grounds. i know you will miss those sweet smiles... :)

Blogger Jedidja said...

Beautiful! I love ALL your photos in this post

Lynn said...

As many times as I've been to DC (many, many), I've never heard of this. So beautiful - my sister still lives somewhat in the area (Shenandoah Valley), so I'll mention this to her.

LV said...

A perfect way to enjoy special times with friends and loved ones.

Sue ~ Granny's World said...

Looks like a perfect place to find some peace. Pleased the boys enjoyed it too

Ida said...

What a beautiful peaceful & serene looking place. The grounds were just lovely. How special to be able to spend time with those sweet children.

BENScopingau said...

...schade, dass Kate und Familie nun wieder weiter weg sein werden.
Schöne Grüße aus Schöppingen!