Happy Monday everyone!
I apologize for being a little MIA last week–I think I took break a little too seriously! How was your Thanksgiving? For once in my life, I didn’t stuff myself to the point of bursting, but I still ate waaay too much; I think a little detox may be in order this week, especially since I topped my Thanksgiving feast off with a few too many restaurant visits. We were in the city after all.
We headed up to the D.C. area Thursday morning to have dinner with my father-in-law–our first family holiday on the other coast. Really, how amazing does this look? (Actually, probably not so much anymore, but it was then!)
And then Friday and Saturday were spent touring downtown D.C. and the amazingly cute town of Alexandria.
It was my first trip to D.C. so we hit up the major tourist attractions: The National Mall and the accompanying memorials and museums. See this?
That would be how many steps I took on Friday. I looked it up and it translates to about 12-13 miles of walking. Definitely one way to work off Thanksgiving.
The city itself was amazing–it totally reminded me of the time we spent in London, my kind of city.
We toured the usual sites:
The Lincoln Memorial
The Washington Monument
And the Jefferson Memorial, the new MLK Jr. memorial, and all the ones in between.
Then, we checked out two of the museums on the mall: the national archives (woohoo constitution!) and my must-see, the American History Museum which housed the Food Revolution exhibit, complete with Julia Child’s kitchen!
It was fascinating to see the space that she worked in and stand drooling over what seemed like hundreds of different pots and pans lining the peg board walls. Time to go shopping?
We ended Friday on Capital Hill at Tune Inn, a small bar/restaurant featured on Jeff’s fav Diner’s, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
And then Saturday, we did a quick trip to Arlington,
and then did a little shopping/touring around the adorable town of Alexandria–we weren’t there long, so I can’t wait to go back!
Not too shabby for two days in D.C., I think. And so the East Coast traveling adventures continue!