A trip to Washington, DC for business turned into an exciting opportunity for JBM and FlyBoy. I left on Tuesday and they joined me on Thursday. Not without some drama at home as FlyBoy had to find alternate care for Hope before he left. Once they arrived, they had a wonderful time. Our Congressman helped get them a tour of the Pentagon and the Capital Building. They also visited the top of the Washington Monument and Arlington Cemetery. Together we took a night tour of the city which was wonderful.
It was a wonderful bonding experience for the boys and we also enjoyed interstate train travel which none of us had ever done before. I think we may have found a great alternative to traveling by plane....within reason of course.
Unfortunately, we were not invited to dinner at the White House. Maybe next time.......
Our weekend was filled with emotion. We said good bye to our special pet, Hope, yesterday. She was 14 years old and had been steadily declining in health. By Monday morning, she was no longer walking well or eating. We were all with her (incluing JBM) and she went peacefully.
This is never an easy decision but we went to bed last night knowing we had a new guardian angel to watch over us.