13 January 2009

Washington DC: Day 3,4,5

When Jim got off from all of his meetings, we went on a search for something to eat. Actually, we first walked over to the White House to see it (we were only two blocks away) and it was really fun to see it at night, but then, not good for pictures. We had gotten recommendations from people who actually lived in DC on good places to eat, but it was bitter cold, and we wanted something close. We settled on an Italian country Kitchen called Finemundo's (and I have no idea if I am spelling that correctly). It was really good and really expensive! Thanks to my Mom for helping us out and paying for that dinner.

After eating, we walked to Border's Bookstore near our hotel and Jim got him a new book. I had already been there earlier that day and purchased my book. Then we went back to the hotel, watched NFL playoff games, and went to bed.

Saturday, we slept in and then walked on the National Mall. We saw the Lincoln memorial, the Korean war memorial, the WWII memorial, the Washington Memorial, and then headed to some of the Smithsonian Museums. We went to the American History and Air and Space museums. Jim was really excited about seeing them, and I wasn't as excited as he was because I didn't feel good and it was cold. We did see an IMAX movie which was neat, and then headed back to the hotel to warm up. On the way home, it started raining. What an ending. For dinner, we decided to pick something up and bring it back to the hotel, and ate delicious sandwiches from Potbelly Sandwiches. We watched some more football, then went to bed. 

Sunday, we slept in again, and packed everything up. While we were packing, we saw a parade on Pennsylvania avenue; we had no idea what was going on, especially since it was a Sunday morning, but it was fun to see from our hotel window. We left about 11 to go eat lunch at the Corner Bakery and then made our way to the airport. We met a photographer on the Subway who had been at the parade. Turns out that it was the practice inaugural parade. She was taking pictures, because it was definitely going to be easier when there weren't millions of people there watching. We made it to the airport, and our plan was delayed about an hour and got home safely!

For me, it was a very relaxing vacation. I hope we can go back in the spring time when all the cherry blossoms are blooming.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I'm glad you guys got to see a lot of the sites and y'all made it home safely and relatively easily. Have a great weekend!