Our Anniversary In DC – Part 2

May 2, 2013

It’s been several weeks since our anniversary trip to Washington DC so I’ve decided to finally follow up the Part 1 post with Part 2.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

We spent a total of 3 nights and 2 days in DC and its wasn’t enough!ย  There is so much to do that you honestly need at least a week to even just scratch the surface.ย  We got there on Monday night and grabbed some dinner after walking a ton of blocks to a Mexican restaurant.ย  But much to my dismay, I had forgotten my ID in our hotel room…what?!ย  That meant no margarita!!!ย ย But after listening to my sob story and promising that I was closer to 30 than 21, our server brought me one.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tuesday was a big day, it was our anniversary!ย  It’s been two years already and it’s gone by pretty quickly…I’ll be cheesy and give you all the line:ย  Time flies when you’re having fun.ย  Seriously…it does.

For the day we headed to the National Zoo.ย  I’ve been there a bunch of times but it never gets old.ย  It’s a must see if you travel to DC (even if you don’t have kids!).


The orangutan exhibit is the best.ย  They have wires and ropes that they can actually climb on above zoo visitors to go to a different area with more play things and activities for them.


And a giant tortoise…I made Hubby stand in the picture to try to show off exactly how big the tortoise actually was.ย  Huge!

That evening we headed off for our anniversary celebration:ย  Fleetwood Mac!

Fleetwood Mac Verizon Center

So I learned that the iPhone doesn’t take great photos in dark rooms…but we had good seats and we were pretty close.ย  Stevie Nicks is amazing in person and the entire band sounds exactly like they do on cd.ย  They are that good…


The concert let out late, we fought the crowds at the metro and we were able to catch the last train back before service was done for the evening.ย  Because of this we headed back to the hotel to end the night with some wine at the hotel bar.

Our last day in DC we decided to do the whole touristy gig and head to the museums.ย  Surprisingly, I had never been to the American History Museum so that was on the top of our list…and then we headed to the Air and Space Museum.


After the museums, we headed over to Georgetown because I was dying to finally visit a Lush store.ย  It was heaven!ย  I’m working on a haul post so stay tuned!

And after all day out and about we decided to conclude our trip with a nice sushi dinner at Momiji.ย  It was delicious and if you love sushi and are in DC, find it and eat there!ย  I couldn’t help myself and had to order a lychee martini.ย  Yum!ย  But on a serious note, I promise you that I’m not an alcoholic even though I drank every night on this trip.ย  Lol!ย  You gotta take advantage of the nights that you’re childless!


Dinner was promptly followed by a movie at a very nice movie theater.ย  Our local movie theater is horrible so almost anything is better.ย  And being that we never have time to go out to the movies since Mabel joined our family, I jump at any chance possible to go to the theaters and enjoy some popcorn!ย  I let Hubby choose the movie and I knew even before I told him to pick what he was going to choose…Jurassic Park 3D.ย  It had been forever since I had seen it.ย  How often do you get to see it on the big screen and in 3D?ย  It was pretty good.ย  Nothing is better than seeing Jeff Goldblum…haha!

And with that, our mini anniversary trip came to an end.ย  The next morning we headed back home to our little Mabel and my in-laws.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Reply
    May 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It looks like you guys had a great time!! Happy Anniversary!

    • Reply
      May 6, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Thanks so much Kristin! We had a great time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    May 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    That looked sooo fun. And zoos are the best! We do not have any kids but I love going to the zoo. ๐Ÿ™‚

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