This is not a political diary, so my apologies for that, but many are familiar with the DC area, so that's why I wrote this diary.
As I write this, I am ecstatic. Okay, that's an understatement, but the point is, I'm incredibly excited.
Today, my mom and I (or me?) had a conversation, and we decided that we wanted to go to Washington, DC. We are tired of living in our little bubble in Oklahoma, and we want to explore our country, so DC is our destination this year.
We are flying into Reagan in October, and we will be staying six nights. We got a really good deal on Travelocity that includes airfare, hotel and a rental car. Our hotel is The Liason Capitol Hill, and based on the reviews, it seems to be a decent place, but if anyone reading this has stayed there, and had a different experience, let me know.
Now, this is where you come in! We have a general idea of what we want to do while we are there, but my mom was asking about restaurants in the area. She prefers the "mom-and-pop" places or "dives", but I couldn't find very many on Google. I found the Metro 29 Diner, Tortilla Cafe, Tune Inn Restaurant and Oohhs and Aahhs, but that's the extent. Any other suggestions? We need to fill up a food schedule for a week, and we're limited at this point. : )
In terms of general things to do, I've included a list of places that we plan to visit, but I'm almost certain I will be going out on my own a lot of the time, so can anyone recommend some good political places besides the norm (Capitol, etc.)?
Arlington National Cemetery
International Spy Museum
National Air & Space Museum
National Museum of American History
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of the American Indian
National Postal Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United State Capitol*
Library of Congress*
Bureau of Engraving and Printing*
* - Pending with our congressman
This might be the only time I'm in Washington, DC, so I want to make sure it's a week I will never forget.
Your help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated, and thank you for reading!