Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Washington D.C.

I don’t think I mentioned we crossed a few items off my 101 in 1001 list about a month ago when we travelled to D.C. for a long weekend.  I’ve been dying to visit our nation’s capital for quite some time now, since the last time I was there was back in 8th grade.  Luckily it worked out that a friend of ours was having her baby shower in Baltimore so we were able to fly in for that and then spend a couple more days in D.C. as another friend is a residence hall director at one of the universities, and he has an apartment in the dorm with an extra bedroom.  Let’s just say free place to stay in D.C. = very sweet!  No, but seriously, it was a great weekend, and it was so good to see friends that we don’t get to visit with very often.

Here’s a few pics from the trip…Hubby bought me a new camera (I’m a lucky girl) right before we left so I experimented with some photography.  I definitely still need to take a class, though, because there’s so many damn functions on this thing that I have no idea how to use. 

After we got off a verrryyyy early flight in Baltimore, we headed to the downtown harbor area to find some breakfast.  We walked by their newly dedicated 9/11 memorial.  Below is a piece of the towers from NY:


We spent some time near the harbor and then headed to the baby shower.  On the way, Hubby made a pit stop to drive by Charm City Cakes (where Ace of Cakes used to be filmed).  Let’s just say the area the bakery is in is not the greatest.  We made our way to the shower finally and spent some time there catching up with the mom-to be and her family.  Then we headed to D.C. to relax for a bit before going out for dinner and a little sightseeing.  First up was the Capital and the White House.




And at some point we stopped for something to eat…um hello, giant plate of tots!  Oh man those were delicious.


The next day we started in the morning with a great brunch, including mimosas and white Russians, before we walked to the zoo.  I’ve been wanting to go a zoo for so long and since it’s free in D.C., I thought this would be a good opportunity.  Plus they have pandas there!

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And later that night we headed back into the city to visit a few more memorials.  We did SO much walking when we were there, which was great since I didn’t feel guilty about eating all those tater tots ,but unfortunately my feet were not doing so well in flip-flops.  I wish I had a good pair of shoes that were a little dressier than sneakers but still easy to wear all day. 



Some other highlights I didn’t get photos of: we had amazing frozen yogurt after the zoo, and we also went to Georgetown before heading back to the airport.  It’s a cute part of the city with a ton of shops, but Hubby really wanted to stop at Georgetown Cupcakes.  (They have a show on TLC).  The cupcakes were very, very good – so moist – but I’m not sure it’s worth all the hype.  I wish we had a couple more days to spend in the city, but it was nice just getting away for a long weekend.  I never realized how short of a flight it is from Boston to D.C. (about an hour) and since we didn’t check bags, it made the process much faster.  I’d love to go down again, maybe sometime in the spring. 


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