Thursday, June 7, 2018

{Travel} Washington, DC Weekend - Day 1

We took an impromptu trip to Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day weekend. (The former) Miss High School was on her school's senior trip and we didn't have any plans so off we went.
I found a great hotel deal on (not sponsored) that we couldn't pass up.  We realized we hadn't been to DC in 4 years! Crazy!
D.C.Trip Recaps:

Does anyone else sing "Riding On The Metro" by Berlin when they're on the Metro or is it just me?  In my head of course.
{Union Station}
After checking in, we headed straight to the Capitol Mall, getting off the Metro at the Smithsonian stop.

We walked directly to our favorite restaurant find along the Capitol Mall area.  We discovered this place on our last trip.  The Sculpture Garden Pavillion Cafe at the National Gallery of Art has lots of options for a quick, fresh meal, it's a great stop along the way.  It has indoor and outdoor seating but it was hot already so we chose the cool indoor AC.
After you place your order, you get a beeper and find a table.  Some things never change. The photo on the left is from this trip and on the right is from four years ago. Same chips, same phone (?) (he was downloading a cool app for the landmarks) and I think he ordered the same flatbread (and same guy of course).
I ordered this noodle bowl that was crispy and crunchy with just enough spicy. Yum!

After lunch we strolled around the sculpture garden, trying to remember what was there last time and what was new. I still love this typewrite eraser!
That's amor!
Since we've been to most of the Smithsonian museums, we decided to just go to one this trip. We chose the National Museum of American History.
This Batmobile was new to us.  Michael Keaton is still my favorite Batman.

Sesame Street and Mr. Rodgers exhibit.
Bill Nye!
The American Presidency exhibit is always interesting.
I'm always fascinated by the First Ladies' dress exhibit too.  I didn't take any photos of that this time.
After the museum we headed toward the Lincoln Memorial.  Things appear a lot closer to each other than they actually are but we were up for a good walk.
With views like this, who can complain?

We wanted to see the Vietnam Memorial and knew it was around the same area as the Lincoln Memorial. We lucked out and passed by one of the entrances.
It's really sobering to see how many names there are on the wall.  It felt very sacred as we walked through. There were so many veterans in town for the big bike ride.

We made it to the Lincoln Memorial! Always a must see for Mr. Click.


The view from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument is breathtaking.
We don't know what happened but we made it disappear in this selfie!
There were high schoolers taking their prom pics in front of the monument.  What an awesome place for prom pics!
By this time we were hot, tired, hungry and ready for dinner.  We walked about a mile to Founding Farmers restaurant, another find from a previous trip.
The wait was long but we snagged seats at the bar which made the wait much nicer.
Dinner was fish & chips for him and many vegetable mushroom loaf for me. So good! We ├╝bered back to the hotel and passed out!

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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...


Betty Crow said...

It's been a lot longer than 4 years since my last visit. I enjoyed your photos. Brought back some fun memories.

Andrea Nine said...

Ooooh this is getting me excited! Well, first of all Michael Keaton was my favorite Batman too, lol!! The Lincoln Memorial is tops on our list. My goodness you look cute in that hat! Can't wait for more!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Washington is always such fun - and there's so much to do. Great post

Snap said...

I love D.C. So much to see and do. I haven't been in years. Your post makes me want to visit soon!

Creations By Cindy said...

Great pictures Heather. Y'all have the most fun. Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Tamar SB said...

So fun! I love DC and miss it after my time living there!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Amazing pics, looks like you two had a fun time! I’m glad you explored some new things (even if lunch was the same - too cute). We need to visit there! Looks amazing!

Claire Justine said...

What a great trip Heather. I would love to visit :) Thanks for linking up.

Carla from The River said...

I loved the same lunch .. same chips .. same guy .. SO CUTE!!!
And as always, I love traveling with you.

Mother of 3 said...

So fun!! I live in New England and have never been; we've driven through and around it many times but I have yet to make it a destination.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Heather, what a fun trip you had with your husband. I really enjoyed looking at the photos. :)

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