When we left the Hirshorn Museum, we began our long trek back to Raleigh; a trip which took much longer than it should due to massive traffic delays all the way from DC to Richmond. We even got on US1 for a time, but it was just as bad as US Route 95, and was made worse by stoplights.
A bit of shopping delayed us as well - who can pass IKEA without stopping? I was tired from walking all morning, so daughter put me in a wheelchair and I pushed the shopping cart, as she pushed me.
Before long, it was nearly full, as we purchased glassware, seat cushions, straws, brushes, silver utensils, and the like - nothing big. I always enjoy seeing what is new at Ikea, and of course, people-watching is fun too.
After lunch, we got on our way again....many times we were only creeping along. We could never tell what the hold-up was, but eventually we reached Raleigh and home. I had said that there was at least one down-side to going out of town without Jim and that was that the kitchen would be a mess. How right I was! Leaving husband in the care of son and grandson was a good idea, except for the dirt and dishes in the sink and un-washed dishwasher. Oh, well, I enjoyed being away so much that I won't fuss about that part. LOL