The time has finally come. This will be my last post chronicling my family’s trip to Washington, D.C. over a month ago! While I enjoy looking back at the photos, I would say that the time has come to wrap up the DC posts. To see my previous posts, click here, here, here and here.
The end of day two was spent walking to Georgetown. It was quite the trek, but worth it, in my opinion. The sights were lovely, especially with the sun setting along our walk. We passed George Washington University and the Watergate Hotel.
We stopped at a boardwalk area, right along the water, where people were enjoying the sunset at outdoors bars, despite it being slightly chilly. That area was beautiful, as you will see in the photos. There were several boats on the water and the sun was too picturesque. Greg and I talk about going back to that part of Georgetown this summer, sitting outside for some food and drink while enjoying the weather.
In Georgetown, as I talked about before, we made a stop at Baked and Wired for some sweet treats. We then walked up and down the streets, taking in the busy nightlife. The streets were packed the night we were there, but that did not stop us from enjoying our time there. Just after dark, the group decided to be done for the day. We hopped on a bus and then a metro line to make our way back for pizza then games and beer at the hotel.
Day three was our final day. We spent it in Old Town Alexandria. We also stayed in Alexandria, but a much newer part. Old Town is just charming. It is beautiful. I could have spent days there. The cutest shops, desirable restaurants and bars and again, a waterfront area. This is another place Greg and I would like to make it back to, soon.
We visited the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The Torpedo Factory was in fact a torpedo factory during World War I. Now, it is home to artists galleries and workshops. It is open to the public and also has a little cafe in it. We spent a fair amount of time there, and Greg and I feel that we could spend an entire day browsing all of the beautiful artwork. Definitely a must-see in Alexandria if you are in to unique, authentically made artwork.
We ate lunch at The Fish Market where I had crab stuffed avocados (yum!) and “The Port City Po Boy.” It was an open faced po’ boy sandwich with fried oysters, shrimp and crawfish. In complete honesty, I would not order the sandwich again. The seafood was too fried for my taste and I would have liked more veggie toppings. Overall, however, I would go back to The Fish Market in a second! Great atmosphere, and other than my choice for me, great food!
Our time in Alexandria ended with a stop at Lavender Moon Cupcakery. The first thing that drew me to the place was the name. Love it. And the cupcakes did not disappoint. At Lavender Moon, I tried a strawberry cupcake and Meyer lemon lavender cupcake. The strawberry cupcake was my favorite. It reminded me of strawberries and cream. Another great cupcake spot in DC!
We were sad to leave DC, but we are excited for the next trip. There are so many things to do in the DC area, I could go a thousand times and never get sick of it!
Please enjoy, the last of the DC photos.