Sunday, January 15, 2012
The last post mentions a brief trip to Washington DC that J and I took in December, which brought my total number of 2011 trips to Washington DC to three. It was good to spend some time eating, visiting rainmelon, and unwinding after a difficult semester. We also got to play with J's Xmas present, a Nikon D5100 (it beats the heck out of the old D40).
We went to Zaytinya again, and it is still my favorite food in the entire world. Although, I'm also rather fond of Matchbox in Chinatown, ohhh, and the Amsterdam Falafel Shop in Adam's Morgan. None of this food tourism would be possible without Washington DC's most awesome Metro system. It really is one of the best I've ever experienced.
We spent an entire day walking the National Mall with the Capitol, Washington Monument, WW2 Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, the new Martin Luther King Junior Memorial, and the White House. The next day was spent doing the Smithsonian Museums by ducking in and out of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Air & Space Museum, Natural History Museum, and the American History museum. We really just pick and chose based on a whim. The last half day was spent at the Air & Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center out by the airport.
Nothing says fun like free museums :)
I lived just outside of Washington DC during the summer of 2006, when I totally burned myself out on museums. It's crazy to think of how much life has changed since then. I interned in Scotland, became a PhD student, moved to Pittsburgh, broke my own heart, traveled the Greek Islands and Thailand by myself, magically procured an awesome boyfriend through the powers of the internet, learned to ask for help, started cooking like it was my job, and absolutely and utterly failed to keep up my yoga habit (multiple times). Five more years of that wouldn't be so bad.