Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Part Two

After our morning walk through Arlington National Cemetery, my husband and I drove over to 17th and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. We parked our car and walked the remainder of the day. I totaled the mileage and found we walked at least 7 miles that day.


We couldn't have planned a better day in January to go for a walk in Washington, D.C. It was a little foggy in the morning, but it warmed up to a decent temperature when the sun came out for the afternoon.

 

 We walked the entire length of the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial.




After visiting the big landmarks, we visited a couple museums. We visited the National Archives to see the actual Constitution; the Museum of National American History, and; the Air and Space Museum. We had a blast visiting the museums; I really hope we go back some day. There is so much to see!


My husband was really excited when we visited the White House. We actually got to see (what we believe was) the president and his entourage. As we were walking down Constitution Avenue, we noticed that this very busy street was all of a sudden desolate; no traffic in sight! There were policemen everywhere, and the street was silent. A minute later, five policemen on motorcycles came flying down the street with at least four black tinted out SUV's and more police cars surrounding them. It was a really neat thing to see as a tourist. I'm sure the locals are use to that sort of thing.

Something that I don't think I'd ever get use to though are the hot dogs from the street vendors. They were amazing! I am drooling just thinking about how good those hot dogs were, right now.


If history is not your thing but you love food, there is still plenty for you to experience in D.C. "We the Pizza" for example, is reason enough to make the trip to Washington, D.C. This was honestly the best pizza I have ever had, hands down!



My husband got a slice of the BBQ Pork with onions rings on top; enough said!


After eating at "We the Pizza", we decided to look for a place to get a sweet treat. After all of the walking we did that day, we deserved it! We both got instantly excited when we realized that we were in Washington, D.C., home of the president, American history and Georgetown Cupcakes; yes, the one with their own t.v. show on TLC.


We waited in line at "D.C. Cupcakes" for 45 minutes and left there with $63 worth of cupcakes.




Out of the 2 dozen we left the store with, I have had 3 cupcakes to date with only 1 cupcake left. We gave away an entire dozen when we returned from home. Since I missed my little brother's birthday party, I made sure he got a special cupcake of his own. Whether or not they know it, these cupcakes have to be the most generous gift I have ever given. Words cannot describe how good these cupcakes are and how much I wanted to eat every last one of them!


Spontaneous trip to Washington, D.C. was a success!

Have you ever gone on a spontaneous vacation? If so, where to?

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