And for a short trip, we crammed it in. We walked 12 miles in one day! We did some touristy/museum stuff between delicious food adventures: the Holocaust Museum, Freer-Sackler Gallery, the monuments at night, Air and Space Museum, American History Museum.
The first afternoon we deemed it necessary to take a museum break and stop at FroZenYo on our way home. We all agreed – Dulce de Leche is the most delicious flavor ever.
These 4 spent the entire day in a box in my purse and survived the trip unscathed.) Our flavors: Mocha, Chai, Pumpkin, and Carrot. Our judgments: the pumpkin was the best. It was so moist and the frosting was fabulous! It wasn’t just spice butter cream or cream cheese, there was actual pumpkin in the frosting.
The Chai came in a close second – so flavorful. The Carrot was good, but not as dense as I like my carrot cake, and the Mocha frosting was chocolatey and delicious, but we all agreed that homemade chocolate cake is always better.
The next morning, after spending an hour at the Dupont Metro station (if you push your card in too far, the machine eats it - Be warned.) we finally made it to Ted’s Bulletin for breakfast. And a breakfast that happens after 1 pm requires milkshakes, am I right? Sister1 got a Caramel Macchiato shake, and LLC got Heath Almond. I took a sip of Sister1’s and gasped. Wow, I mean, wow! And then I chased the milkshake with pancakes. Because that’s how I roll.
We meandered around Eastern Market before heading to the museums. We hit up the Air and Space Museum for Geoff, then Julia Child’s kitchen at the American History Museum for Sister1.
Later that night we boarded a bus to Glover Park because LLC’s Homemade Chinese Dinner is officially a must-see DC attraction.
We helped make dumplings from scratch – kneading a dough of flour, water, and salt, then forming it into little pockets of spicy shredded veggie awesomeness.
Then we ate large quantities of vegetarian Chinese dishes – eggs and tomatoes, spicy string beans, potato and eggplant, tofu and peppers, tofu w/veggies and peanuts. Obviously I don’t know any of the real names of these dishes – all I know is that they’re good and LLC is the wok-master!
We walked at least 23 miles in 3 days. (Sister1 didn’t warn Geoff that I’m a crazy walker – whoopsies!) I miss them already, and I’m so excited for their impending wedding this December!!! (Yep, they got talked into it.)