A Day in Washington DC
Do you have a place where you feel perfectly comfortable and completely in your element? For some people it may be their hometown; for others it is doing an activity they love to do.
My place is Washington, DC.
No matter how many times I come here (I’ve been here 3 times this year alone!), I never get tired of it. I know how to get around the city without a Metro train map. I know many of the shortcuts to get places and every single time I come here, I get lost less and less (actually I didn’t get lost at all today!).
This is my happy place. My home away from home. My city. 🙂
Ok, anyway, enough with being all dramatic! I can’t wait to tell you about my day!
I made it to The Mall just after 10 am, having NO idea what I wanted to do. I walked around for a little (The Mall was dead! I’ve never seen it so quiet- usually I’m having to weave through people!) and took in the scenery.
I eventually stumbled my way into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This is a favorite of mine, but I haven’t gone in awhile.
I mostly looked around the space exhibits, since I am a space nerd. 😉
I stuck around for a little less than an hour and a half. The museum hasn’t changed too much since I came a few years ago.
My tummy started growling, so it was time for lunch! Lucky for me, as I was looking on my phone for a place to go, I received a comment from Faith suggesting I check out a place called Busboys and Poets. After a quick glance at their website, I decided it was the perfect place for me!
Before I headed out of the museum I checked out the
junk museum store for some souvenirs, but found nothing.
Anyone ever buy this as a kid? I used to be addicted to the stuff!!!
I hopped on the Metro and made my way to the restaurant. Of course, I WOULD pick one of the worst stops to get off on. (Word of advice, if you go to DC, avoid the Chinatown Metro stop. The area isn’t the best. 😉 There was a better Metro stop I should have gotten off on, but I didn’t. Oh well, it was an experience. ;))
Busboys and Poets is a restaurant like no other I have ever gone to! The place was hip and cool and had a very vegetarian and vegan friendly menu! Everything looked DELICIOUS! 🙂
After much deliberation, I decided to get the Tempeh Panini with a salad. There are only four words to describe this sandwich…
I think it’s safe to say that I liked it. 😉 Busboys and Poets has three different locations in the area, so if you are up in DC, go check them out! It’s amazing! I will be going again on my next visit! Thank you Faith for making such a great suggestion! I owe you. 🙂
Oh, and my favorite part of the day came during my visit at Busboys and Poets. I was sitting at the bar 😉 and taking pictures of my lunch when the Maitre D’ comes over and asks if I am a food critic for The Washington Post. I smiled at him and said no, that it is for my own personal blog, but maybe one day I will be. 😉 I wish I had a business card to give him with my website on it (must get on this!).
After lunch I made my way over to the Georgetown District to do some shopping! 🙂
I love Georgetown! It’s a pretty area with TONS of great shopping. I headed over to H&M (one of my favorite stores!) to look for some new clothes.
I didn’t really like anything. Nothing was hitting me right. 😦 Oh well, I got a cute hat for $5. 🙂
One of my favorite parts of the day was buying cupcakes!!! If you watch TLC there is a show called DC Cupcakes. The show is about two women and their cupcake shop in the Georgetown District of DC. I love the show and I find it funny! Anyway, since I was in the neighborhood, I decided to stop by Georgetown Cupcake and see what all the hype was about!
Apparently the hype is big because I had to wait outside in line for 20 minutes!!!
The shop is absolutely ADORABLE and the cupcakes look so perfect in the display case! The atmosphere was lively and happy! I ended up getting six different flavors of cupcakes to share with my family. Tonight we are going to have a “cupcake war” and decide which one we like best! 😉
I’ll have a full recap later of which cupcake tops them all! 😉
What a great day! I don’t want to head back to Florida tomorrow! 😦