My sister visited the other weekend and it was a great, full weekend of DC fun. She’s been here a few times before, so the focus wasn’t so much on visiting each of the monuments and checking in at the museums. But as I explained it to one of my friends, it was more like a full weekend of experiencing living in DC.
DC living experiences like shopping in Georgetown and checking out the Sunday morning Dupont farmers’ market. And of course there was eating so much good food. I took her to some of my favorite DC restaurants (Bistro du Coin, Zaytinya) and even tried a couple of other places that I really should have tried before (like Thai Tanic).
And of course, the weather was amazing. Even more so considering how winter-like this past weekend was (on my walk to work yesterday, I thought it felt more like the start of winter than the beginning!). It was sunny, warm and we sat at the edge of the Potomac in Georgetown enjoying the sun sparkling on the water and our splurge from Georgetown Cupcake.
There was also the free concert at the National Gallery that we took in, and enjoyed some time with my friends. Did I mention we checked out some really great restaurants and shopping? And then on her last night here, which was kind of appropriate, we walked along the mall with the monuments lighting up against the sunset.