Monday, April 15, 2013

I am back! My Top 10 from my trip to Washington D.C.

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I am sorry that I have been missing for a while but no worries, I am still here.  I wasn't feeling well so that put things on hold.  Then I had to go out of town to Washington D.C. for work and that put things on hold a bit longer.  I am happy to be back, photos are uploaded and I am ready to get blogging.  Since I have been away for a while, you get 2 posts today instead of just 1!

This post is all about my fave places that I visited in Washington D.C.  I hope you enjoy it! 

My Washington D.C. Top 10:

1. Smithsonian's National Zoo
 Free admission. Giant Panda bears. Need I say more???  I was so close to a panda bear I was giddy for the rest of the day LOL

2.   National Gallery of Art
Free admission again! Amazing artwork ranging from DaVinci to Warhol! Since it was 90 degrees the day I went, I also loved the fountain in the Sculpture Garden.  No wading allowed but they let us all dip out toes in.

3.  Library of Congress
Well, I am a librarian but this building is for everyone.  Yet another free thing to see and do in D.C.  The interior of the building is gorgeous and it is full of history.  You can also take a guided tour on an hourly basis.

4. The Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom Season
It was really crowded on the weekend but during the week it wasn't so bad.  If you aren't up for all the walking, take one of the trolley tours around town, they will drive you around the whole tidal basin and stop to let you off if you want to.  It is simply beautiful. 
Cherry Blossoms by the White House

5. Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats
Awesome vegan bakery.  I had to go here and sample a bunch of cupcakes.  They are so delicious, you would never know they were vegan.  

6.  Red Velvet Cupcakery
They have 2 vegan options and they were delicious! I love the decor theme and the cupcakes.  Plus they were really friendly and it was only a few blocks from my Trolley Tour stop.

7. Pitango Gelato
The gelato is suppose to be amazing but I enjoyed the vegan sorbet.  Nothing to upset my stomach and so creamy and refreshing.  I am now obsessed with finding good sorbet at home. 

8.  Looped Yarn Works
Do you crochet or knit or just love to pet the pretty soft yarn?  Check this shop out.  It was beautiful and I was happy to pick up some locally dyed yarns for my stash.  I am still in the beginner stages of knitting but I don't care, I want yarn! The people are incredibly friendly too. Feel free to chat or ask questions.

9. Bistrot Du Coin
Oh la la.  I had trouble not ordering things in French even though I only took it in high school.  I loved the food and the atmosphere here.  I had my last cocktail and meal in D.C. here, Poulet rĂ´ti au four and Bisou de Paris.

10.  Lebanese Taverna
I have grown to love some of the food from my Lebanese heritage so I was so happy to find this place near the Zoo on my walk.  I had an amazing lunch there.  They bring fresh warm pita to the table with a dipping oil that I think has zataar seasoning in it.  I am so going to try that at home!  I had some yummy kafta kebabs for lunch. 


Some honorable mentions that were also really great:


 

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