Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Washington DC Anniversary Trip

Several weeks ago, Matt and I went to DC to celebrate our anniversary.

Wait, yes, our anniversary was in June, but we haven't had a free weekend to go somewhere fun to celebrate. In June, we did do our traditional brunch at The Berkeley, but we still wanted to go somewhere. For our first anniversary, we went to Disney and the second, Myrtle Beach. We knew this year wouldn't be overnight or even for several days, so we just waited until a free Saturday came around (those are rare these days!!).

We started the day by going to Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken...but we only got doughnuts ;)


PB&J doughnut and Maple Bacon doughnut!


I don't know what other events or festivals may have been going on that weekend, but it was insane trying to find parking. The last time we went, we were spoiled and found a parking spot right on the National Mall. It took us 45 minutes to find a spot this time, but in the end, it was worth it, because it was a nice walk from the car to where we were headed.






We only went into one museum, but it's okay...time for another trip to go to the museums we didn't get a chance to go to ;)


This aquarium scene was awesome.




Of course I had to take a picture of this rock...


The whole rocks, gems and minerals exhibit is my favorite to look at!











On our way to see the White House, we stopped for lunch.  There were food trucks everywhere, so we decided to skip the places I'd researched ahead of time, and just grab a quick lunch from the trucks.

After that, we finally got around to the front of the White House, only for there to be protests right out front. Ya gotta especially love election season.


Then, on the other side of the street, were kids playing street hockey, so we watched them for a little bit.





Heading around to see the Jefferson Memorial...














We had a great day in DC finally celebrating our 3rd anniversary. Can't wait to see where we decide to go for our 4th!

1 comment:

Lori Vann {VannClan5} said...

So much fun! We want to take the kids to DC next summer. We did Disney this past summer, and I think spring break or early summer for DC would be fun. My 2 youngest have never been, and my oldest (now 15) was only 4 last time she went. Jake hasn't been since 8th grade, so I think its LONG overdue! There is so much to do for free there, so I know it won't be as pricey as Disney!