Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Yet another unforgettable weekend!! My favorite, since being a Virginia resident, for sure!
We headed to Washington, DC Friday to meet up with Sarah, Daron, Becky, and Ryan. Ryan was so very generous to allow us to stay in his spacious studio (smiles). Friday we visited The National Mall, and had to remind Matt that it is not an actual shopping mall :)
After stopping at the Washington, Lincoln, World War II, and Vietnam Memorials, we headed to the White House. It was there that we saw Marine One pick up the Obamas as they headed to Camp David!! And this wasn't even planned! In case I haven't told any of you, I actually shook hands with the president in 2007 as he campaigned in Selma, Alabama (and got a picture of his face!!). And while that tops the list of the coolest things I've encountered, this comes in at number two. Pretty fantastic!
Let's see, what else. We then went to Jazz in the Park and ate dinner at a noodle restaurant, where the noodles were on the spot ;) Later we hit the town!
Saturday we spent most of the day at Becky and Ryan's favorite local pub in Adam's Morgan called Ventenor's. Ah, $15 bottomless mimosas and hours of football...least one was Brittany friendly.
Sunday we went to the top of the Washington Monument and took the absolute coolest pictures of the city after a fabulous brunch at Open City. We then headed over to the Smithsonian and took a look at the Natural History and Air and Space museums.
For dinner we met up with Ryan and Becky, who had been at a wedding, at a local Ethiopian eatery. Delightful indeed! They even had turnip greens!
Sunday night was spent watching the airplanes land right outside of the airport and viewing the Jefferson Memorial, which is our absolute favorite. Did you know that Franklin Roosevelt admired Thomas Jefferson so much that he pushed the memorial to be built through the depression, because he had it built in a spot you can view from the Oval Office? Wonderful fact, thank you muches Becky!!
The latter part of the night we walked around Adam's Morgan and ran across the Real World house from the DC season. And no, we were not at all excited about that (enter sarcasm).
Monday was bittersweet...but more sweet because we visited GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE!!! OK, in case you live under a rock, Georgetown Cupcake is a cupcakery in Georgetown, Virginia, right outside of DC. They have their own TLC show, DC Cupcakes, and make the most scrumptious cupcakes I've ever tasted!! We picked up a little of everything - Honey Banana, Cinnamon, Red Velvet, and a couple of others. But the best, and I mean the absolute best, is Salted Caramel. If I find out that you have visited this Mecca of all bakeries and did not choose to try the Salted Caramel, you are dead to me. The end.
And that was our trip. We got to spend time with the most wonderful friends in the most enchanting, yet offbeat, city. Success.
Britt & Matt
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