H54F: The US Capitol, The White House & Other DC Things

H54F: The US Capitol, The White House & Other DC Things

1. Capitol Tour
My parents came to visit last week and left on Tuesday. Monday morning we took a tour of the Capitol. I have to say, it was pretty impressive. We took a group tour, which apparently you don’t have to make reservations for. A ton of people just walked up and were able to get tickets. The tour itself was informative, but I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t get to see the House or the Senate. You have to contact your congressman for that, it’s a bit of a process.
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2. Rita’s Italian Ice
Yesterday I took a walk down H Street and discovered Rita’s Italian Ice. I can tell you I’ll be back there soon. They had a ton of Italian Ice flavors as well as “creamed ice” and shakes. I had a dragon fruit italian ice and it was fantastic. Plus it was only about $2.30. Not bad at all for DC.

3. Gravelly Point Park
On Monday afternoon my parents and I drove down to Gravelly Point Park. It’s a park right across from the Ronald Reagan Airport and you can watch planes take off. They fly right over the park – it’s pretty cool. Definitely a fun place to have a picnic.

4. The White House
That night we had our final dinner with my parents at Del Frisco’s down by the White House. My mom really wanted to see it, so we walked down to Penn Ave after dinner. The last time I was here it was winter time and all the landscaping was pretty stark. This time there were flowers and a fountain running, it was rather pretty. Unfortunately, we didn’t see Bo though.

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1600 Penn. #whitehouse #obama #president #USA

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5. We Be Brunchin’
We attended our first DC Brunch on Sunday. We went to Hawk n’ Dove for a waffle & omelet bar. I stuffed myself on goodies and didn’t eat again until about 7 that night. Just as it should be.

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Today I am linking up with:
Tif at Bright on a Budget for High Five For Friday
The Farmer’s Wife for Oh, Hey Friday!
Fitting It All In for Five Things

  • I love playing tourist – looks like you guys had such a good time! I love brunching and when we visit our DC friends there are always SO many great places to go!

  • Love this! We had Rita’s Italian Ice when I lived in North Carolina and it is so so so good. Have a great weekend!

  • LOVE DC! Such beautiful views & an exciting city :)
    Kelsey
    http://www.thepeacockroost.com

  • I’m so jealous of all the fun exploring you are doing! And the yummy food! There are so many places to take advantage of in DC! Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  • I need some of that Italian ice, stat! The White House looks gorgeous at night, so I don’t blame your mom for wanting to see it:)

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

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