F I E L D T R I P
Rob and I took a weekend trip to DC this month, somewhere we really love to visit. The nice thing about going to DC is that it is only a few hours away by car, so it makes the trip easy. We went to see two live Podcasts. Between shows, we walked all over the city, visiting museums, monuments, shops and restaurants. Here were some of the highlights:
I loved bumming around Georgetown because there is a great shopping selection. We didn’t buy anything, but just enjoyed bopping in and out of stores and and enjoying the street. The buildings are all old and quaint, giving everything extra charm.
Probably the best part about DC is that there are tons of free museums. I love that you can pop in and just look at one thing and leave (for example, I wanted to see the diamonds at the Natural History Museum, but skipped all the taxidermy - not my thing). I think for me the highlight was seeing the new Obama portrait. It really is better in person. It looks so vibrant among all the other presidential portraits. I think next time I go, I just want to do art museums. There is so much to see that you really can’t do it all in one weekend.
Baked and Wired
We went a little crazy and ordered four cupcakes from Baked and Wired and slowly ate them during the week after we returned home, and they were all exceptional. I also recommend their nitro cold brew.
Bluestone Lane Cafe
Maybe the cutest coffee chain? The food was simple but leaned healthy. It was a little pricey, but overall I enjoyed it. We don’t have this coffee shop in Pittsburgh, but they have outposts on both coasts.
Wow, Oyamel was so good. The menu features elevated Mexican food, lots of vegetables, and one of the best margaritas I’ve ever had.
We ate here the last time we visited, and it was an extremely special experience. The restaurant is in a renovated row house, so it really feels like you are eating in someone’s home. They serve a 5 course Italian tasting menu with a wine pairing, and the food was exceptional.
We have visited DC before, and honestly the hotel we stayed at the first time was better than where we stayed this time. The Mayflower Hotel is very comfortable and walkable to everything, and it has a very fun lobby bar.