Last Thursday Brendan and I flew off to Washington DC for a long weekend. WITHOUT KIDS. Holy cow, it was amazing! We saw other parents wrangling strollers, babies and toddlers, diaper bags, toys, snacks, and we just sighed and went back to drinking our coffee and enjoying staring off into space.
We stayed at the Westin Alexandria, which was...okay. It was pretty close to the Metro station so it was easy to get around, and the beds were awesome so that made up for the fact they charge for wifi. Am I crazy to think you should just include that as an amenity in a hotel catered to business people??
We ate lots of good food, took the Metro everywhere, saw the sights. The first night we got there we brilliantly decided to brave the rain and see the monuments lit up. Of course as soon as we were in the middle of the park, with absolutely nowhere to run for cover, it started monsooning on us. We were soaked! And cold. And in the middle of a park. We had to run to the nearest street, found a small doorway to cover us until the rain slowed down, and then sloshed back to the Metro. I could wring out water from my sweatshirt.
We saw the White House one day and look off to the left--it's the white house dog!