Oh Hey Monday!
So last week sorta sucked. I had this grand plan to tell you all about our weekend in DC, share my new obsession with fall clothes and then...... the my allergies exploded. Thus causing the ever annoying congestion and sinus pressure that is still lingering around. It really needs to get gone because we are soo excited to be heading up to Maine on Thursday to see this girl, her hubby and their precious little Gray!
Since all I did this past weekend was work, watch Clemson's epic fail against FSU and sleep, I decided I would finally share our super fun, quick trip to Washington, DC last weekend.
Reid's sister Kristen was in from Dallas on a work trip, and brought her sweet boyfriend Josh, his brother Tony and girlfriend Marissa along for the ride. Since Josh, Tony and Marissa had never been to DC before, Reid and I just tagged along and happily played tourists. We had the best time with this group and just loved getting to spend some great quality time with family.
Here's a play by play of our trip. The weather on Saturday was icky, so I had to leave the big camera at the hotel.....all photos are curiously of my fab iphone.
Don't judge me too much.
Our trip started with a ride on the Metro. I only had the pleasure of riding on this railway system once before and memory served me correctly ...it is still the best place for people watching. It is quite convenient, quite old and thankfully Kristen is freakishly good at navigating the system.
First stop, a stroll past the White House.
And look who we found sitting outside.... I absolutely love this picture by the way.
Next stop was brunch.
I owe a big thank you to Cait because she recommended this place and boy did it deliver! I had the best quiche with goat cheese and Reid had bacon wrapped french toast....amazing!
Then, we were off to the National Spy Museum.
I think this was the highlight of the trip for Reid. He is a HUGE James Bond fanatic and the entire downstairs was dedicated to 50 years of James Bond Villains. Just take a look at that face below!
When we finished at the Spy museum, it was pouring out, so we cabbed it to the Smithsonian of American History. This was the highlight of my weekend. What amazing sight to see the Star Spangled Banner on the actual 200th anniversary of the writing of our National Anthem. I tired to take a picture of it for y'all, but got yelled out....you're welcome!
I did get this picture of Reid and Josh in front of a rather large train.
After a quick trip back to the hotel and a quick power nap for me, we were headed out once again for a night on the town.
After a ton of walking around, we landed at this cool book shop slash cafe for a small bit to eat. Kramerbooks has a really unique vibe and even more unique items to buy. Check out these coloring books I spotted.
Since Tony and Marissa had never had a HOT Krispy Kreme donut and we just happened upon one, we had to stop for an after dinner treat.
While walking to to our final destination of the evening, we came across this beauty and just had to take a group shot. Yes, it was just that kind of evening!
Our final stop was another favorite. If the Boardroom was a Richmond bar, I feel it is safe to say that we would frequent there most weekends. What a concept, you basically have this really casual yet fun bar that has beau-coups of board games to rent. Clearly we choose our fav, Cards Against Humanity, to play until 1am.
I think you can tell we had a fantastic weekend visiting with family. I have also concluded that we have completely taken DC for granted all these years. It has a wonderful nightlife, tons of activities and so many great places to eat. We shall return soon!
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