Birthday Weekend Trip: Washington, DC

So for my birthday I wanted to go up to Portland, ME for a night at our favorite B&B and a nice dinner. Our B&B was booked solid though. Sad face. A few hours after that discovery John tells me not to worry, that he’s booked us a whole mini-trip to DC for my birthday and it’s all taken care of. Alrighty then!

Cut to this past Saturday morning, we were up early and on a flight to DC!

First stop, a football game at Georgetown University. Our friend Doug is the defensive line coach and hooked us up with tickets.

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The game was a great one to watch despite the fact that GU lost.

Next, we headed downtown DC for some sightseeing…

The United States Archives




The Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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George Washington as Zeus. Ya know, godliness and all:


Here is one teaser of Julia Child’s Kitchen. I plan to write a whole separate blog on this amazing experience:


The First Ladies’ of the White House Exhibit:

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Michelle Obama’s gorgeous Jason Wu dress. My god it was beautiful.

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You couldn’t take pictures of the Star Spangled Banner itself. It was breathtaking though, we had goosebumps.


And C-3PO on the way out!


We strolled around the Washington Monument, National Mall, and Reflection Pool as the sun was going down:

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Nighttime view of the Capitol Building:


Next, dinner at Fogo de Chao! Yum, Brazilian Churrascaria!


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After all that we headed to our hotel at 10PM and crashed.

In the morning we walked the 5 blocks from our hotel to the Capitol Building at dawn:


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And then we were on a flight back to Boston. It was an awesome trip. Too fast though, I love DC and can’t wait to go back!

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

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