Norvell picked me up from the hotel, gave me my beautiful book and took me for a drive around the centre of the city to see some of the main places, such as the Washington monument, the Capital building (dome covered in scaffolding), several of the Smithsonian Museums, the White House (from a distance, you can't get close by car), Washington National Cathedral and the Pentagon. We found a restaurant on our way to the mall at Tyson's Corner and had lunch. I had brought my Jenny and Lexie dolls with me, Norvell had one of her Sasha dolls sitting on the back seat and had her Lexie with her which was fortunate as I had brought her some gifts I had made for Jenny and Lexie. While we had lunch I gave her the gifts (Sasha 1 miniature sailing boat, a miniature beeswax candle from a shop local to me and some local leaflets, some Scottish shortbread biscuits and two miniature hobby horses for Jenny and Lexie). The hobby horses were scaled down versions of the hobby horses I have made for the Sasha dolls, I started making them as soon as I knew I would meet Norvell.
Norvell's Lexie was pleased to try out her new hobby horse at the restaurant. We compared the two Lexie dolls - Norvell's Lexie has slightly bolder freckles on her face than mine, apart from that they appeared to be identical.
|Norvell drives me over the Potomac river towards |
the Washington Monument and Jefferson memorial
|View of the Capitol building from Norvell's car|
|View of the back of the White House from Norvell's car|
|Norvell helps Lexie ride her new hobby horse|
|Lexie and her hobby horse|
|The two hobby horses for Norvell's Jenny and Lexie dolls|
|The other side of the two hobby horses for Norvell|
|Close up of the two hobby horses for Jenny and Lexie|
|My Lexie and Jenny try out the hobby horses before we flew to the USA|
|I think they are hoping I will make them a pair of hobby horses for Christmas|