Jason and I went to DC twice this month. One weekend we went with his sister Christina, her husband, Reid, and their cousin, Candi, and her boyfriend, John. And then the next weekend we went with his mom, Donna, and dad, Roger. Did you get all that? It’s like a family reunion up in here.
Christina, Reid, Candi, and John were all staying in DC, so Jason and I took the Metro down for the day on Saturday to go adventuring. After some mild confusion as to where, exactly, we were meeting (Jason and I popped into the wrong museum and then were walking around the wrong floor of the correct museum) we all met up to peruse the halls of the National Museum of American History.
And, I don’t know how familiar you are with the Smithsonian museusm, but they love having these strange white plaster-looking statues everywhere.
Reid really liked them.
The museum was pretty neat though. And they had a gargantuan train there that was from Charlotte, NC—where Jason’s family is from—and that was impressive.
Then I got this sweet picture of Jason, but I have no idea what the picture above him actually is. Something in a ship I think. YOU’RE WELCOME.
The four of us popped into the National Museum of Natural History for about five minutes, but we barely made it through half of the dinosaur exhibit before growling tummies forced us to leave for lunch. I did get a picture of Jason and a t-rex though.
And us in front of a triceratops.
And whatever this is.
We accidentally went to an upscale lunch at The Capital Grille, but it was absolutely delicious. Jason and I got crab-stuffed shrimp because we are fancy individuals. Oh! And they gave us free shots of homemade pineapple vodka. It was the bomb. Jason managed to get his hands on three of them from around the table. Yup.
After lunch, we decided to walk around and check out the monuments. We started at the Capital Building. Jason and I went to pose in front of it and at the last second he leaned over and fogged up my glasses.
We wandered our way down the mall while Candi regretted her choice of heeled boots, until we got to the Washington Monument. Of course, more pictures ensued.
Then Reid joined.
And this happened.
And here’s Jason looking handsome.
After what everyone else informed me was a grueling walk, we made it to the Lincoln Memorial. Jason and I took a picture in front of that, too. So touristy!
Shortly after that, Reid spit right on my glasses. He was trying to fake-spit on them and then accidentally did. Unfortunately, didn’t snap a picture of that. Here’s this instead.
Oh! Christina, Reid, Jason, and I also went to a Redskins game. My dad was kind enough to give us the four tickets that he had gotten through work, so we got to go for free.
Even though the Redskins got stomped, we had fun. And we saw Gano sail in a 59 yard field goal, which was pretty amazing. (Not sure how he can make those but have blocked PATs. Who knows.)
The next weekend, Jason’s mom and dad came to visit. On Saturday night, they came over to my parents’ house and had dinner. Jason and his mom played a couple rounds of ping pong.
Which promptly ended when he smacked her right in the nose with the ball.
On Sunday, instead of praying to the gods of football, we went back to DC for more adventures. This time we started with the National Air and Space Museum.
Jason and his dad seemed to really enjoy walking around and talking about engines and things. It was adorable.
In case the name didn’t give it away, the Air and Space museum has lots of planes. Surprise!
And Donna took a picture of us looking at a plane.
But I got a cute family portrait.
And Jason took this.
We went to a sports bar for lunch so that we could check out what was going on in NFL-land. Jason’s mom got attacked by a plant.
We went by the National Archives, too. I’d never been to the one in DC. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, of course, but we were impressed by the giant things outside.
We also went to the Holocaust museum. I don’t know if you’re allowed to take pictures in there, but it didn’t really feel like I should. It was an amazing museum though. I absolutely loved it. It was both fascinating and terrible.
Finally, a short metro ride took us to Ted’s Bulletin in Eastern Market where we had dinner. It was really scrumptious and they have amazing milkshakes. I highly recommend going by there.
So, those were really the two exciting adventures of the month. Thanksgiving came and went. Jason was in North Carolina with his family and I was in MD with mine. I’ll get back to better blogging pronto. I promise.
In conclusion, here’s this neat thing Jason did and I was impressed.