Tuesday, October 26, 2010

4th of July in DC

Mr. J and I spent 4th of July weekend in DC to visit Big Sis.  Since Momma and Poppa J were retired by then, they also decided to drive down from CT and meet up with us.  It was a blast to act like a tourist in the nation's capital.  So many things to do (i.e. free museums), so little time.  Mr. J and I absolutely love the DC metro area and would move there in a heartbeat.  Too bad our industry doesn't really have a big presence there.  

We checked out the Natural History Museum but didn't spend too much time there.  For some odd reason, we didn't eat breakfast before we left the hotel so we got hungry shortly after arriving.  I was able to wave a quick hello to this guy before leaving though.

Once we had food in our bellies, we ventured towards the White House and did the usual picture taking session in front.

We walked around the National Mall.  I'm glad we this a few days before the actual 4th of July since the place was already getting prepped for fireworks.

WWII Memorial:

One of Mr. J's cousins was able to give us some free tickets to the Nationals game that weekend.  We got a great view of everything and was even able to catch one of their famous pitchers in action.

I convinced the family to try an Ethiopian restaurant since DC has some great ones.  That will be for another post, but so glad people gave it a shot.  It was so yummy!

Besides Ethiopian, Big Sis and Momma J and I went to a Drag Queen Brunch that Sunday.  We had a blast and the food was actually good too.  


  1. I love DC. I spent a summer there interning so I had plenty of time to see the sights. It was a great experience.

  2. DC is such a pretty and clean city, we absolutely love it. Maybe one day we will end up working for the government. lol.

  3. I hope I can catch up with you next time you're in DC...or NY :) Looks like you had a great trip!