What a whirlwind of a few days! I missed the boys terribly but really was so thankful for the time away to reset and refresh.
I arrived Wednesday and once Matt was done with his conference for the day we made our way to OZ, in Arlington, VA. We had a delicious meal, a good start to the time away!
Thursday is was super gross and rainy, so my morning was pretty lazy. Matt scheduled a massage for me in Georgetown so I headed that way. I had the strangest Uber driver, Rohan, he gave me his number before I got out of the car… yea I wasn’t going to call him to show me around.
I explored Georgetown a little after my massage and after that Matt and I went to visit a friend from high school! It was so nice to visit and catch up! We ended Thursday night with pizza and pjs in bed. The perfect ending to a long day!
Friday, Matt got up and went to the last day of his conference. As soon as he was done we hopped on the metro and went to The Smithsonian Castle and the Museum of Natural History. We kept saying how much our boys would love the museum when they are a little older! We sent pictures of the dinosaurs and butterflies and anything we knew they would love to see!
After that, we walked the National Mall and ended up at the White House. Then we got back on the metro and rested once we were back at our hotel!
We finally decided on where to go to dinner around 8 pm (seriously past my bedtime!). We went to the Red Hen and we waited about an hour and a half to be seated…but it was worth it! We had a wonderful meal and drinks! We crashed as soon as our heads hit our pillows that night!
Saturday morning we woke up and couldn’t wait for Fran and Karch to come and hang out for the day!
We watched the Temple game at Buffalo Wild Wings and then decided to go check out the National Portrait Gallery, all I can say is WOW! This was an amazing museum. The photos, the paintings, the art. Just incredible. We probably could have spend all day there.
After we freshened up we went to Farmers, Fishers, and Bakers for dinner. Thank you Allison for the recommendation! We had all intentions of going out after dinner but we were so full we were rolled out of the restaurant. Everything we had was delicious!
Sunday, we went to brunch at a small place in Alexandria, VA, The Evening Star Cafe…this was the perfect way to start our day! Fran and Karch dropped us off at the hotel and they headed back to Philly.
We are so lucky to have friends who are really our family in our lives!
Matt and I had almost the whole day to spend in D.C. before heading to the airport. We rested and packed up and then went to The Holocaust Memorial Museum. I was there one other time when I was in High School, but something about going as an adult had a whole different impact on me.
We then made our way to the airport, we found out our flight was delayed and we had lots of time to just be still. I lucked out with a Main Cabin Extra seat on American. (More leg room and free alcohol!) Matt was supposed to be way in the back, but I worked some magic and he was able to sit next to me! I worked some magic a bit this week, the seat for Matt, late checkout for us, and our room upgrade to the suite! I call that a win!
Overall, we had a nice time and were able to spend one on one time together which rarely happens. We know it won’t happen anytime soon, but we look forward to the next time we are able to spend some time together to reconnect as a couple, and be Katie and Matt. ♥️