Catching Up with Washington, D.C. Restaurants—Spring 2015

  One of our primary missions on any D.C. trip is to catch up on restaurants. This trip was no exception. This trip provided a chance to indulge in four dinners and three lunches. We tried to make the best of them. Dinners Rose’s Luxury. Given the ultra-long line, [Read more …]

Walking D.C.—Spring 2015

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We, as always, walked everywhere, from our base by Thomas Square, to Georgetown, Capitol Hill, the U Street Corridor, around the Mall and Tidal Basin to some of our favorite monuments and for one of our restaurants (Rose’s Luxury, the Barracks Row section of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. [Read more …]

Washington, D.C. Science and History Museums—Spring 2015

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  As with our return trips to most of our favorite cities, this trip focused on museums, walking tours (both guided and independent) and of course, restaurants. We devoted so much time to museums and visitor centers that we have divided these stops into two posts: One focused on art museums and on science [Read more …]

Washington, D.C. Art Museums—Spring 2015

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  As with our return trips to most of our favorite cities, this trip focused on museums, walking tours (both guided and independent) and of course, restaurants. We devoted so much time to museums and visitor centers that we have divided these stops into two posts: One focused on art museums and on history [Read more …]

Revisiting the Southeastern U.S.

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It had been a number of years since we were in the southeast (excluding Washington, D.C., which we visit every couple years. A return trip was long overdue. This trip covered parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia and, of course, D.C. It was bookmarked by two of our favorite cities: Charleston, South [Read more …]

DC Walking Tours

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We have done guided tours of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Pentagon. this trip, we were looking forward to a few others–Georgetown, the State Department’s Diplomatic reception rooms, and especially the White House. We had, for the first time, submitted an application for a White House tour in plenty of [Read more …]

Washington D.C. Museums

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Washington is the ultimate museum city. Not only does it have a huge number of absolutely world-class museums, but it has some that are absolutely unique (such as it’s Museum of American History (aka, “the Nation’s Attic), but many of these museums are absolutely FREE. Not surprisingly, we spend much of our DC [Read more …]

DC Restaurant and Hotel Experiences

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DC Restaurants Our never-ending quest to sample some of the most interesting restaurants in the world continues. This trip included to return visits to two restaurants that we visited on previous trips and as many interesting new restaurants as we could fit into our very limited time in the city–including a much anticipated dinner [Read more …]

Celebrating July 4th in Washington D.C.

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We have always enjoyed DC for its museums, parks, monuments and its historic neighborhoods. More recent trips showed us another, more recently enhanced side to the city–it’s restaurants. We typically time our visits to DC around spring (especially cherry blossom season) and autumn, avoiding the winter snow and especially the oppressive summer heat [Read more …]

Renewing our Relationship with Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. is another of our favorite cities. We, in fact, lived here for about three months, visit about once a year and plan to live in the city again, for at least another three months. Given this, we know the city quite well, have done most of the things we want to do (or [Read more …]