Snow! That is the word to describe my vacation with the Hamiltons. First we traveled to Washington DC during the worst blizzard in five years. Our visit was supposed to included a tour of the White House and of the Washington Monument but the 2+ feet of snow that fell put a hold on those plans. The Hamiltons used to live in D.C. (more specifically Bethesda, MD) so we visited with a lot of their friends. That was fun because there was sledding and snowball fights. Once the snow let up we were able to drive to Baltimore to visit the Baltimore Aquarium. Our favorite part was the dolphin show because the dolphins did a lot of exciting tricks. Walking through the shark tank was also thrilling.
After D.C. we went home for Christmas then off to the mountains of NC for New Year’s Eve. We stayed on the Rocking B Farm which has tons of cows. The house was up on a mountain and boy was it cold. One morning we woke up and it was seven degrees with a wind chill of -37 degrees. During the day we bundled up and went out to play with the cows and horses. We actually stood in the middle of a herd. You can see Daisy, the girls’ dog, trying to show the cows who was boss. The cows did not even blink an eye. Although it was cold we had a great time. The Hamilton girls were a lot of fun.