The business trip I’m on spans two weeks. My best (and oldest) friend drove from Rhode Island to DC with her husband and baby daughter to spend the weekend with me. How lucky am I?
We spent time on the National Mall and then headed to the Spy Museum (no pictures allowed!).
After a lunch at Gordon Biersch we braved the crowds at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
We ate dinner at home followed by amazing desserts from a neighborhood bakery. Yum.
On Sunday morning we took a quick trip to the National Aquarium to tucker out the baby before their long drive back to Rhode Island. The National Aquarium is…tiny. And not super awesome. But it did the trick of wearing out an energetic little munchkin.
After my friends said their goodbyes and got on the road, I gathered up my remaining energy and headed to the Smithsonian of American History. It had amazing relics of our American past:
Julia Child’s kitchen:
And a beautiful dress for a beautiful lady (First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2009 inauguration gown):
I really enjoy DC. I come here often enough to feel comfortable in the city while still seeing it with fresh eyes on each visit. Where should I go next time, DC aficionados?