Washington, D.C. in October

I am almost three months late in sharing these pictures from our trip to Washington, D.C., but I hope the phrase "better late than never" can apply here. In October we traveled to our nation's capitol for a work conference Michael attended. It was such fun to spend several days walking and walking, then walking some more. We loved D.C.! It is spacious and has delicious food and is very clean!   

                                                                  Along Pennsylvania Avenue

       Across  from the White House

                 We walked past the White House several times a day - our hotel was that close.


                       We loved our breakfasts at Le Pain!

                           Claude Monet beautiful masterpieces at The National Gallery of Art.

                           Claude Monet beautiful masterpieces at The National Gallery of Art.

                 I rarely take a selfie, but I felt I had to in front of my favorite artist, Vincent van Gogh 

                 I rarely take a selfie, but I felt I had to in front of my favorite artist, Vincent van Gogh 

There was still so much more to see, so we'll just have to return someday.

These were the highlights of our trip (and yes, most of the highlights are food):

  • Dinner at Rasika. Trying to get a reservation was intense, but oh so worth it. I have to go back to DC, if only to eat here again.
  • The National Gallery of Art. It was a dream come true to see several Van Gogh pieces in person. Should I be embarrassed that I got a little teary eyed standing in front of them? Because I did.
  • Breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien. Just wonderful! Organic, delicious food. Please come to Florida, Le Pain! I'll learn french for you!
  • The pretty fall colors. 
  • Lunch at Founding Farmers.

A not-so-fun ending to our trip was getting stuck in Reagan International for over 8 hours. Flight delay after flight delay, which we now know is pretty normal for that airport. Oh well, c'est la vie!