Ever since our last trip to DC (for the rally) Bobby and I have wanted to visit again and have a proper visit with Coco and Star. Last time was too hectic and we only got to see each other for a few hours. This weekend we definitely did it right.
Woke up before 7am to catch the bus at 8:30am from Penn Station. We got there just in time. I brought a yummy breakfast – leftovers from dinner at Gobo the night before. It was brown rice with veggies and a stir fry sauce.
(Photo from Yelp.)
We arrived just in time for lunch at Rice. I got papaya salad, of course. I had shrimp because I wanted them and I haven’t had ‘em in a while. Vegetarian disclaimer: I don’t always eat vegetarian, even though I call myself a vegetarian. It’s easier that way. I generally don’t eat meat during the week, but I will make exceptions for something sustainable and ethical on weekends or on vacation.
(Photos from Coco.)
We all get along so well. We just chatted about random things – current events, econ, food (of course), exercise (running, yoga, walking, etc…), and life in general. For the rest of the afternoon we wandered down towards the White House area where we went to some museums – the Air and Space one, and Natural History. Did you know that museums are free in DC? I did not. Next time we want to take advantage of that more.
We spent an hour or so in Air & Space – Bobby and I took a ride in the Flight Simulator ($8 each – not free, but worth it). I got to be the shooter and Bobby was the pilot. I made him do lots of full 360 degree turns in this crazy little blue box thing:
Coco and Star passed on that one
Then we went over to Natural History to explore a little bit before the IMAX show that we bought tickets for. The show was Arabia 3D. I learned a lot about the Middle East -culture, history, economy. Very interesting! I want to find a documentary to learn more. Documentaries are my favorite way to learn anything. Apparently Saudi Arabia is currently in its second (I think?) economic boom period – riches from OIL. The previous boom (around 1000BC) was due to massive exports of frankincense, which comes from tree sap. There may have been a boom in between frankincense and oil, but I am forgetting it if there was.
Saturday night we went to the most amazing organic restaurant called Nora. I am out of time so I will do the recap of the rest of the weekend later.
For more pictures and recaps of the weekend, visit Coco’s post!