After yet another hectic two weeks filled with vet visits for our baby, I’m finally sitting down and going through every single one of our pictures taken in DC three weeks ago. I’d been there a number of times prior but it was almost always because of school or because I was helping someone move into his/her new apartment, so I never quite got the chance to do touristy things until this time. Our friends from LA wanted to see as much as Pritom and I did, so it was really pretty sweet to be able to hang out AND explore DC together.
If you’re a museum fanatic and have never visited DC, you’ll be elated to know that most museum admissions are free! We had the chance to visit three Smithsonian museums – the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. I was hoping to see more at the American Indian, but it was actually smaller than I’d thought, and even though I’m an art freak and really enjoyed the art galleries, I did wish it had more historical artifacts. Nevertheless, I did learn more than I’d ever known about the Native American culture.
Despite my love for animals, I was surprised that my favorite part of the Natural History museum was actually the part about mummies! I mean, who wouldn’t be fascinated to know that even cats and snakes were mummified in Ancient Egypt? Of the three museums though, I was most impressed with the Air and Space. It wasn’t just the fact that I am generally interested in aviation. It was the way everything was set up in there. I expected to walk in and the museum’s focus would be on the Wright brothers and the Appollo 11, but it was so much more than that. Just when we thought we were done with the museum, we realized there was yet another room into which we hadn’t stepped foot! Did I mention you could also hop into a flight simulator? You do have to pay, but Pritom and I thought it was so worth it. We were laughing so hard the entire time and at one point, I thought I was going to throw up with our “aircraft” going in circles…haha! But we had a lot of fun, and it was the first time that stressful week where I felt completely carefree.
As for places to eat, we didn’t do as much research this time as we usually do with other trips. When we travel with friends, we like to just play everything by ear because everyone always has something on their wishlist of things to do and see, so it’s really important to us that at least a few things from each person’s list gets checked off. For Pritom and me, we really just wanted to eat at Founding Farmers (upon the recommendation of one of my closest friends) and check out some museums, so we didn’t spend as much time researching restaurants. Founding Farmers was great. I ordered the chicken and waffles which came with mac and cheese and a side of your choice, so I picked the potato salad. I’m not a huge potato person, so don’t ask me why I even thought to order that, but I don’t regret it one bit. It was probably my favorite part of dinner! I loved the chicken, but have to admit I was not a fan of the waffles. I love my waffles fluffy, and these were anything but that. I loved the mac and cheese. That was another thing I didn’t expect to like and ended up really enjoying! Pritom ordered the Yankee Pot Roast, and it was delicious. I mean, PERFECT. We didn’t take pictures of our food (very unlike me…haha) because it was the first time in forever since we saw our friends and we really just wanted to spend time and catch up with them.
We did take one good food picture from another restaurant though! DC has a lot of Ethiopian restaurants, so all of us wanted to try one, but it was also naturally overwhelming knowing which one we should visit! We ended up going to Chercher. It was soooo good. If you’re someone who likes to try new cuisines, Ethiopian is definitely worth trying. You eat with your hands and you use this spongy, sourdough flatbread to pick up the different entrees. There’s a lot of flavor, but be warned the portions are all meant to be shared, so definitely make sure you don’t order an entree per person!
Of course, having been a fan of DC Cupcakes, I had to stop by Georgetown Cupcake after our friends left. I think the cupcakes could be a little more dense and moist, BUT the icing was the perfect amount of sweetness and the cupcakes themselves tasted really yummy! That’s really important to me! Often times, in so many places, the icing is so sweet it overwhelms the taste of the cupcake and you forget just what flavor you got! Over here though, you’re really able to appreciate every aspect of the cupcake!
I’m hoping to do a few more shoots in the near future, so hopefully, I’ll be able to share those with you very soon! It’s probably obvious to you by now how much I don’t like the cold, but putting outfits together is so much fun for me, so I’m focusing on my love for that!
Have a great weekend!