For the first few days of December the boys visited with their Dad and I decided to take advantage of the time alone in my favorite little city: Washington, DC. It was the perfect distraction while they were away.
I stayed in Arlington, just over the Francis Scott Key Bridge from Georgetown. I spent the day wandering around the cobblestone streets and taking in all of the history. I stayed primarily on M Street and Wisconsin. I had lunch at Martin's Tavern. This local spot is where JFK proposed to Jackie O. The food was fabulous... the best during the trip! I also make a stop by Georgetown Cupcake and the line was crazy but well worth the wait. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting... yummy!
I closed out the night with some ice skating down by the Harbour. I haven't been skating since I was a little girl with Charisse. We loved to be on the ice and we took lessons for a while. It reminded me so much of Maine and little pond off the side of the cottage road. It was fun and there were no falls fortunately, but the skates just rubbed my foot the wrong way and gave me a blister. Ouch.
I have been talking about moving to this area at some point when I can afford it. I am definitely a city girl. I love the hustle and bustle and being right in the heart of everything. I also realized on this trip that I love the city because there is so much to do, even on a weekend alone, I didn't feel alone.
On Sunday, I made a trip out to the National Mall to check out the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Archives. I really enjoyed seeing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I was amazed and how faded they were. I also got to check out the JFK Cuban Missile Crisis Exhibit. I loved that they had hand written notes from the President.
Day 2 is a small 5" by 7" layout. Definitely trying to keep it simple!