Mike from Devon, England has sent his two sheep, Esmiralda and Ermintrude on a tour. They first visited Andrea in Paris, then they decided San Francisco was calling them and visited Lynn. Recently they spent a few days with Cris in Oregon where they had a tea party with Annie. Today, they decided to make a stop here in the Washington, DC area before heading up to the North Country to visit Suki.
Earlier today I received a call from Reagan National Airport, and the woman on the phone said two fluffs with purses were asking for me. I said I would be there soon. So I headed down to Alexandria to pick them up. Right away they wanted to go into the city. We hopped on the Washington Metro right at the airport and in 15 minutes we were on the National Mall.
Let me tell you these two are chatty. Here is the conversation I overheard on the Metro:
Ermi: Do you think she will take us to a proper pub? I would love a pint.
Esmi: I hear they do not have proper pubs here. These buildings are far too new.
Ermi: Really? Where where do you suppose they meet their mates?
Esmi: Do I have to tell you everything, Ermi? They use a Blackberry to meet their mates.
Ermi: I have never been to a country where you meet your mate on a fruit. These people appear far too large for that. A banana would make more sense.
Esmi: You are a fruit, Ermi! A Blackberry is a mobile. You know, Mike will not let us have a mobile.
Ermi: You have lost your mind, Esmi.Then we are walking across the Mall near the Washington Monument when this brief conversation took place:
Ermi: Do you think we can see Baaa rack O' Baaa ma?
Esmi: I understand George Bush is making him stay in Chicago until next month. One more thing, Ermi, no matter what Cousin Sally told you, Baaa rack Obaaa ma is not Irish.
Ermi: Someone needs to throw a shoe at George Bush for doing that to Baaa rack.
Esmi: Ermi, you are so slow - that happened days ago.
We had some fun, seeing the capital and the White House (although they did not want to go in). They enjoyed The East Wing of the National Gallery, too. Later we wondered over to the train station, because they thought they should begin their trip north. It will take them a while on the train, then a bus and finally Suki will try to get to them by car. It will be Friday before they can get to her place in the North Country.
They collected their tickets and the last I saw them they were headed for the platform towards New York City - Starbucks in hoof!
What a lovely duo!
Thanks Mike for allowing them this whirl wind tour!
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